Seven Pounds
Seven Pounds (2008)

Ben Thomas, an IRS agent with a fateful secret, embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 19, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 31, 2009
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Grim and morose, Seven Pounds is also undone by an illogical plot.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

As high concepts go, Seven Pounds is distasteful in the extreme.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

... the ending just raised another question: what the hell was that?

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

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.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

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.

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Nicholas Barber
Independent on Sunday

I've rarely seen a film so sure of its own seriousness and profundity.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

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.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

It takes the soggy cake for multiple layers of sentimentality topped by indigestible grandiosity.

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Simon Miraudo

I've never seen such a bad film so well made.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
the film was extremely jumbled and the love story was contrived, but everything else about this film was above average. smith puts in a characteristically… More
Daniel Perry
I held off writing a review for so long out of disgust that I kind of forgot what the film was about. So that's my review, one word:… More
William Dunmyer
Is "Seven Pounds" as bad as all the critics said? Almost. The critics savaged this film when it came out, going a bit overboard, as they are wont to… More
Jim Careter
Seven Pounds had a great cast and premise, but this was so boring I can't even explain. The plot was so slow and dull, and I wasn't even interested… More
Jim Hunter
An IRS investigator journeys about looking for good people to give stuff to. The first act of this film is spent trying to hide information from the audience.… More
KJ Proulx
This film truly has no idea of what it is trying to do! It tries to take itself way too seriously, and when a dramatic scene occurs, it will randomly switch to… More