Seven Pounds

Seven Names. Seven Strangers. One Secret.


Seven Pounds
In this twisty tale reminiscent of something by M. Night Shyamalan, an IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers. However, one of the seven is going to end up changing him as well ... if he will let her.

120 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 13.
Drama.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper, Elpidia Carrillo, Robinne Lee
Director
Gabriele Muccino
ScreenplayGrant Nieporte
MusicAngelo Milli
CinematographyPhilippe le Sourd
EditingHughes Winborne
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2008
Produced byColumbia Pictures, Escape Artists, Overbrook Entertainment, Relativity Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequent, mild
NudityNone
SexMild
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyMild
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe theme (around death and suicide) is adult, and serious but sensitively handled. Adult advice desirable for younger viewers.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
2
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
5
Cape Times
Michael Sragow
1
iAfrica.com
Rebekah Kendal quote iconWhile you may initially be a little confused by the sequence of events and the lack of any kind of explanation, the pieces quickly fall into place and very few will be surprised by the inevitable conclusion.
13
The Citizen
Leon van Nierop quote iconIt is a flimsy chapter in the action star's career that will not supply the testosterone fix that Smith junkies require.
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
5
24.com
Ivan Sadler quote iconEven though it is far from flawless, Seven Pounds is an entertaining movie, designed to tug at the heartstrings with all its might. So don't forget to bring the tissues.
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconSome people will find it emotionally manipulative. Some people like to be emotionally manipulated. I do, when it's done well.
15
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman quote iconSmith eschews his usual cockiness for a kind of nervous melancholy, and allows himself to look older and more worn than ever before, but he can only carry this unwieldy tear-jerking contraption so far. At which point, there’s nothing to do but to send in the jellyfish.
5
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconIn the end, and despite my socks never being in danger, I found this to be a flawed, but emotionally affecting drama designed in an easy to swallow fashion with Smith as the pill, if you will -- about making amends and coming to peace with guilt and past trauma.
11
Metacritic.com
33 critics
7
Rottentomatoes critics
163 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconGrim and morose, Seven Pounds is also undone by an illogical plot.
5

What the People say

Internet
22785 Netizens quote iconBest Will Smith Drama Yet........truly moving!
15

Average .. 43%

9

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