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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's not what you'd call any good, but Claude Lelouch fans, say, might relish its grandiose romantic gestures in the face of all known logic."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"As high concepts go, Seven Pounds is distasteful in the extreme."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"An overwrought, improbable drama that's as frustrating as it is morbid."
‑ Simon Reynolds, Digital Spy
"El ritmo de la cinta es algo lento en un inicio pero después mejora, aunque hay que decirlo, se siente la mano manipuladora del director que parece haber estado más concentrado en pensar si el público se sentiría conmovido que en hacer un filme memorable."
‑ Luis Martinez, Cinenganos
"The creepiest version yet of the Magical Negro routine"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"I think it's just kind of average but Rosario Dawson is great and worthy of some type of recognition throughout this award show season."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"It's a lovely performance [by Dawson], in part because her character throws every charm she's got at the one man who seems doomed to deflect it."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Proof that no black actor, regardless of acclaim or popularity, can ever truly transcend the Mythical Black Man motif. Milquetoast dweebishness robs Will Smith of his natural forcefulness, and "Seven Pounds" has easily the worst ending of the last decade."
‑ Nick Rogers,
"Seven Pounds may be the most spiritual picture of the holiday season; this story of redemption is a gift for moviegoers."
‑ Pete Hammond,
"Takes immense pleasure in letting its audience in on nothing."
‑ Anders Wotzke, Moviedex
"That big twist at the end... if you go back and analyze it -- I'm not sure it holds up, but I don't think it really matters all that much."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"It takes the soggy cake for multiple layers of sentimentality topped by indigestible grandiosity."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Reactions to the movie will largely depend on whether or not viewers decide this time that the divine Mr. Smith has overreached. I say he has -- but I can't tell you why."
‑ Mark Jenkins,
"The ending will divide viewers. Some will shed tears, others will be outraged. It's a bold artistic choice, but one of questionable morality."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"The good, Will Smith is a brilliant actor. The bad, Seven Pounds isn't nearly as brilliant as Will Smith."
‑ Clay Cane,
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