Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds

Forget Hancock, this is Will Smith's biggest take on a true hero. - Hanley

5 Points

Viewer Rating:Hanley has rated Seven Pounds rating: 4 Star

Despite most critics slating it, I enjoyed this movie. An original story about atoning for your sins in the best possible way. Surprisingly, catholicism doesn't even play a slight part. Going into this movie, I had barely a clue what to expect or what it was about, the title didn't help until I remembered the Merchant of Venice. Seven Pounds easily lets you emotionally invest in the characters, and Will Smith is strong in his lead role as Tim (Ben) Thomas. Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson are a fine addition as supporting cast although the talent Barry Pepper is sadly underused. The movie does move at a very slow pace but the performances, dialogue and intrigue of what will happen makes it easy to stick with. A silver-lining type of movie (sort of like a more original Slumdog), Seven Pounds shows how simple and how big a difference one person can make.

Review published on the 14 July 2010 17:12

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