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Seven names. Seven strangers. One secret.
An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
There's a specific type of filmmaking that I absolutely loathe with all my heart and Seven Pounds is one of the best examples about why I despise these kinds of films so much. These are the kinds of films that pretend to be emotionally draining experiences but they also come off as so preachy and condescending in the worst ways imaginable. I've already loathed films like Crash for this reason, yet here we have a case that also manages to bring faith and spirituality into this. Oh, this should be such a joy alright.
It should already be clear within the first ten minutes we're already getting the idea of what kind of a character Will Smith is to play,…
I already passionately despised the previous Smith-Muccino collaboration, Pursuit of Happyness, but I was willing to write it off as that one dud every director has. However, having just seen what has to be one of the most self-important pieces of incoherent twaddle of all time, I am certain that my relationship with Muccino is more than just off to a bad start. My policy of trying my best to avoid reading about a film before going into has often provided to be a pleasing practice but it's in times like this I deeply regret doing so. By the IMDb synopsis alone I already would've been prepared to hate this:
“A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary…
A bland would-be tearjerker which attempts to challenge utilitarianism and Kantian ethics. There's no doubt that Seven Pounds is well-acted by its two leads, but the film is contrived and way too over-manipulative.
An emotionally manipulative piece of shit.
Do I really have to say anything else?
Oh wait, I do.
My cousin was wrong about Will Smith's character. I knew that Will Smith would play a jerk.
Overly depressing, ungodly boring, and so irritatingly relentless in its misery, Seven Pounds is a poorly scripted, pretentious, and emotionally manipulative tear-jerker that is nothing more than Will Smith's desperate attempt to earn the Oscar after not winning for The Pursuit of Happyness. Let's all be thankful he didn't get nominated for this.
One of the top 10 movies of 2008. I am a big fan of Will Smith, but was a little disappointed with Hancock last year. This time Will Smith was great in Seven Pounds playing an IRS agent who seems to be doing a lot of people several favors for no apparent reason. Several critics found this movie slow and boring, but I never felt bored in this film and found it a very interesting melodrama. Seven Pounds grabbed my attention from the opening scene and I found myself trying to figure out what was going on. Halfway through the movie I kind of figured out where everything was leading too but that didnt ruin the movie for me because…
This is by far the best movies I've ever seen. It became my favorite movie EVER. It explains the real definition of sacrifice and redemption. If more people watched, I believe the world would be a better place.
To είχα δει πριν μερικά χρόνια και το είχα κλείσει στο πρώτο 20λεπτό αλλά τώρα με το νετφλιξ μου δόθηκε η ευκαιρία να το τελειωσω. ΧΡΙΣΤΕΕ ΜΟΥ δεν υπάρχει χειρότερο πράγμα από οσκαρικές υπερβολές, "είσαι τυφλός και θέλω να σου δώσω τα μάτια μου να δεις" λολ ρε μαλάκες. Σε κάποια φάση νόμισα ότι θα μας πει κάποια ιστορία με σοκολατάκια και διαφορετικούς τύπους ανθρώπων αλλά μπα τίποτα
This is still hands down the most understated Will Smith film of a time.
All I see is everyone feeling emotionally manipulated by this film but it's well done. Super well done so who gives a fuck. I don't. Especially if it is done this good.
Can we talk about his performance??? His toughness, his strangeness, savage and mean. Even super fucking mean to himself. He's out of his head but I can't feel what others feel when they see this. I see greatness. He's human, he's sometimes lifeless and did I say he was fantastic in this? Ok.
Not it isn't pretentious. It's a character with no real perspective that you see is spiraling down. Yet, there is a…
Un drammatico un po' fortato e fine a se stesso.
"من راقب الناس مات هماً"، ولكن هنا نقول "من راقب الناس أزاح هماً". (بين) مُنهك ، يحمل في طيّات وجهه الحزن والألم. أن تعيش مع عبأ يسحبك للخلف
وأنت ترفض التقدم ، فستدخل في تلك الدوامة. سبعة أسماء ، سبعة غرباء ، سِر واحد. سبعة أشخاص كانت الحياة أمل قد فقدوه والموت ألم قد عاشوه ، أراد أراد "بين" أن يستبدل حيواتهم ويجعل الميم تسبق اللام ، ولن يعيقه في تحقيق ذلك أي شيء ، ولكن ما لم يكن في الحسبان هو أن يقع في حب أحد السبعة.
هل ستردعه أم يردعها ؟ (بين) في اختبار حقيقي ، حياتها على المحك وقراره هو الحاسم ، ما العمل؟ فلم مب يحرك المشاعر بس ، إلا يهزها هز. ويل سميث كيف يمثل!!…
...what exactly was the point of this movie?
Yeah, he gives away all his body parts or whatever and dies in a self-inflicted jellyfish attack, but...aside from being either forgettable or good for a '...oh, that exists', the only real point of this movie's existence was to make Will Smith seem cool again when Men in Black 3 came out.
The concept of the movie was truly, exceptionally genuine, but the performance of Will Smith left things a little bit bereft for me. Rosario Dawson was the upholder of the movie for me, her portrayal of her character, Posa Emily gave me something more to appreciate than the magnificence of the plotline.
This was so pretentious.
Will Smith's best film by a wide margin.
You will cry, and you will feel.
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