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Academy Award® nominee Will Smith (2006, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, The Pursuit of Happyness) stars as Ben Thomas, a man at a crossroads searching for a way to redeem his heavy conscience. He discovers he has the power to change the circumstances of seven strangers who deserve a second chance. But when one of them captures his heart, he must decide if he should reveal his secret -- even if it means giving up on his plan.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 186
- Fresh: 50
- Rotten: 136
- Average Rating: 4.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Seven Pounds can feel too heavy at times but Smith carries the film.
Rotten: As high concepts go, Seven Pounds is distasteful in the extreme.
Rotten: Seven Pounds compounds the schmaltz in a tale of goody-goody benefaction and glutinous redemption, whose plot the distributors mercifully injunct us from revealing.
Rotten: Soppy romance and excruciating piety cling to the film like bindweed, summoning the ghost of sobfest Pay It Forward, with the divine parallels of self-sacrifice taken to extremes of righteous absurdity.
This movie starts off like a novel, so if you're not a reader, you may not like the slow start. I loved it because it spent so much time letting you know the characters and what drives them. So many cookie cutter movies now a days are all about the action and sex. This movie is thought provoking, it dares you to think a bit. Not so much that it doesn't explain what is going on, but just enough for you to have to pay attention the entire time. The acting was phenomenal by all of the actors involved and the plot pulls you in. I loved this movie!
Best Movie Ever!
Will Smith does another amazing job. Bring tissues with you, very touching movie! It makes you want to go and change peoples lives afterwards, extreamly inspiring!
This movie was absolutely fantastic. Will Smith gave an Oscar Award winning performance, that got totally overlooked and truly should have won an Oscar but it's all good Will Smith will get his. This movie displayed excellent acting and yes somewhat predictable but it's one thing to know something and to know just exactly how it will play out which is where the difference comes in completely. Overall this movie is definitely a hit and deserves a lot more recognition then what it is getting from the public.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2009
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