a great movie with a twist
a man learns his life's lessons the tragic way and when he snaps out of it, he makes an amazing ambition to correct/ make amends. Serious, well acted, tender and will have you very emotional but well worth the viewing. Not suitable for under 16.
Nice concept but the story line had so many holes in it and was actually medically impossible.
Good movie. Will Smith is always watchable. The idea of planning your death and choosing who benefits from it isn't such a bad idea.
A little slow in parts, but always keeps you guessing. Will Smith is awesome as always.
Great Movie. Slow to get going but stick with it. It starts to make sense as the movie progresses. Clever plot. Great acting and great script. All actors under-play their roles very well. A very good, enjoyable, quality movie.
Too many incoherent flashbacks in the beginning. It ended up an ok movie but some terrible cliches in the script. Will Smith was fantastic in Hitch and Men in Black and should stick to those types of movies. I admit to grabbing for the tissues at the end.
This is so hauntingly beautiful of what u can do with yr life to help people
A great film that keeps you engrossed right to the end. It takes time to work out what is going on but once you have done that it's completely enthralling. Will Smith plays a guy who has caused a car crash in which 7 people died including his wife. The film then follows Will Smith as he finds 7 people suitable for him to make a difference in their life. You won't guess the ending till you're nearly there!
Gets a bit heavy-going and hard to watch towards the end, but if you go into it not knowing much about Will Smith's character's secret, then an enjoyable mystery, romance and drama await. Smith has never been as good as this, and Rosario Dawson gives strong support. Likeable characters.
Engaging, interesting concept however once I worked out what was going on I found the whole idea a little unbelievable. Will Smith saves the day..... yet again!!!
Too 'Will Smith formula' for me. It felt like he was hogging yet another movie and building his reputation as the heroic I'm-so-good solo act. Irritating. Perhaps if so many of his other movies had not been almost exclusively about his character I might have enjoyed Seven Pounds more. Or perhaps I would have enjoyed Seven Pounds with another actor all together. ( Loved him to bits in Men in Black ) Just too much Will Smith for me and not enough of everyone else.
Good movie with great story line.
WOW what a brilliant original love story! It took along time to understand the plot........ but well worth it. After watching it I rewound it (oops old school) and watched it again straight away. DEFINATLY the best movie I have seen this year.
Great movie, not quite as good as The Pursuit of Happiness but extremely good. Will Smith is brilliant.
Will Smith is fantastic in this story of love, loss and redemption
Good movie and worth watching.
Will Smith plays hi caracter extreamly well and i found this film to be very enjoyable from start to finish.
Excellent. Well worth the investment of precious time. Great story line, character development and acting.
Generally interesting story. Not told very well. Good cinematics. Good casting. Confronting story.
Definitely worth watching.
a great movie though takes time to be able to understand in what direction he is going, very well acted, loved it
Gets you thinking , very good movie
Loved it. Wil Smith is great. I will be be buying this dvd.
very dissappointing....highly overrated....slow to start and didnt improve much
movie worth watching again!
Took a while to get into the movie but insaying that it was a great movie and it made me cry. Very touching movie
Will Smith stars as Ben Thomas, a tortured soul on the road to redemption, by altering the lives of seven others. A though provoking story with a powerful finale.
Picked the ending very early on but still enjoyed it.
Great movie. Very thought-provoking.
It took a while to figure out exactly what was happening but ended up quite interesting, though quite sad as well!
What is the point of this film? That sacrificing yourself and giving all you have will free you from the past? What idealistic and selfish rubbish!
A little vague to start..then you get the gist..compelling story line ..obsorbing acting throughout.. GOOD entertainment..wish a great ending.
I haven't cried so much during a film as this one. You get really involved into the characters and it will shock. Will Smith is a superb actor.
very interesting, took a while to catch where it was going. Quite unusual, great acting by will Smith, and thought provoking after movie finished
interesting and compelling movie BUT you need to be in a deep and meaningful mood to watch it and to give it enough justice. will smith does a great job, there are lots of twists and turns so you need to pay close attention to this one. enjoy!
I dozed off - got a bit slow but a great performance by Will Smith - some bits just didnt flow
OK, he's smug and annoying but the movie had an interesting storyline
Intricate and moving story, plenty of tears... recommend.
Although one of the saddest films I've seen, this was beautiful to watch. Will Smith sure knows how to do pathos!! The story has stayed with me for hours. I watched it again 3 hours after the first viewing, and found the Special Features a real bonus; hearing from the director, with his passion and definite view on how he wanted the actors to be understated in conveying words, asking them to rely more on their emotion. It worked. I loved the way the story unfolded, with the explanation for events evolving slowly. A great film
geat movie. Won't say anymore as others previous to me spoilt the ending- so don't read any reviews written before mine !
Emotional, but good movie, Girlfriend loved it, you will need the tissues.
Well crafted, just enough pace to keep you watching without overwhelming. I sort of guessed the plan, but it just made it more interesting to follow the clues. Not a light and fluffy film, and you'd probably need to be in the right mood to watch it, but well worth sticking it out.
The film is quite confusing to begin with, but slowly the story and secret unravels. Some bits were a bit slow, but I quite enjoyed the film, despite the sadness to it.
Will Smith plays his part brilliantly.
This is a thought provoking film and Will Smith did the role justice. Recommended.
Great movie. Will Smith does not disappoint as usual
Unusual concept, executed well. The pace is slow, but I enjoyed getting to know the characters and it raises some interesting questions.
I haven't cried so much in a long time....brilliant movie. Very moving story on a difficult topic that hopefully, none of us will ever have to worry about. Will Smith acted so so well - very different role from many of his other "fun" movies.
Brilliant movie. Loved the story and how it ended, even though it was so very sad in the end.
This is a little gem of a movie about unconditional love. It has a quality cast, well directed, real characters, and great photography. The movie takes time to develop involves flashbacks, Smiths character & the build up are deliberately confusing, so be patient. A unique storyline???.. what does a good man profoundly SAD and after seeking redemption then decides he does not want to live anymore ??? but inadvertently starts to fall in love over again? Will Smith, charming as ever has a great chemistry with the impressive Rosario Dawson. Highly recommended so much so we watched it again the next morning and enjoyed it even more.
A movie I wanted to see at the theatre but never did, so I was looking forward to this one.
I had seen previews, read about this movies etc and even so was very surprised at the quality of the film and the depth of story line.
This is definately a great move which I want to see again and again. I hope others enjoy it too.
best movie i have seen in a long time, loved it, big twist, never saw it coming
It kept you guessing until the end, a great watch
Serious themed Hollywood movie that one can admire rather than enjoy. Lacks that something (dramatic punch?) in the end which would make it classic. 3.5 stars
I thought this is a strange movie...we couldn't get into it. I said lets turn it off but we were so glad we watched the rest of it because everything fell into place. It was so sad. If you arent a patient person maybe give it a miss but I am glad we decided to finish watching it, it wasnt bad.
Great movie. Hard to follow at times but it all ties in at the end.
At first I thought the movie was going to be boring, but after 20mins into the movie it started to pick up then I was interested, Will Smith played his role well and by the end of the movie I actually started to have tears, not many movies do that to me.
It was a very touching and heartfelt movie, well wortth the watch even though it took awhile to get interesting.
Another Will Smith movie. Good, but self indulgent.
Very interesting and thought provoking story. Not what I had expected!
really gets you in! A bit stressful but very well done.
really good movie and shed a tear at the end for the sacrifice will smith made.
A film to make you think, cry
If you enjoyed Will Smith in Pursuit of Happyness you will certainly enjoy this one. Great story line and great acting
i absolutely love it, especially with will smith it it. he loves helping people whether its in a movie or not.
I was keen to watch this movie because of the "twist" - unfortunately I guessed the twist within 15 minutes and then had to sit through the movie. Much has been made of the twist, but I thought it was far too obvious. And without the "surprise" the movie is ordinary. Not to mention the questionable ethics.
Everyone should see this movie, as it challenges your views on life. This movie is superb in the way it is written, directed, acted, produced. I have not seen a film this good in a long time.
fantastic story good cast. Liked the bit of history on the printing machines.
Teary movie, good cry baby stuff.
This movie was brilliant. Not the type of movie I was but was impressed with it.
Great story line. Keeps you thinking and glued on.
It's one of those films that keep you thinking about it afterwards too. Loved the challenge.
Interesting movie and suppose somewhat heart touching. Will Smith brilliant as usual putting his heart and soul into the role.
I too thought that this was going to be one of those movies you watch and just dont get, but at the end, i just was amazed at the courage will smiths character had. I cried and cried and cried but it was an excellent performance and great but different stoory line.
Great movie, Will Smith is excellent as always, even though the movie started off slow, didn't disappoint and kept you glued to the screen right till the end, with the little twist which most people will see coming a mile off.
A beautiful film with an evil, disgusting and erroneous premise: that your suicide will atone for your mistakes.
I love Will Smith he really knows how to get the emotions going, what a great actor. I totally reccomend if you like dramas.
I though the start was hard to follow and nearly lost interest, but it all made sense by the end. My wife liked it more than I did.
Thoroughly depressing. Do not watch if you've had a love one die recently. I figured out what he was going to do very early on and spent the whole movie dreading it.
I don't know if the failure to disclose the reasons behind Will Smith's decisions makes it any harder or easier to watch, becuase no matter what, his choice and sacrifice at the end will move you. It is ultimately a story of guilt and an attempt and redemption, and in doing so, Will changes the lives of many people. A great story.
Okay so I was sitting there watching the start of the movie thinking okay this is just too hard to get into. However, I stuck with it and I am very glad I did as it was a brilliant movie. I cried, I was shocked and moved.
AGAIN Will Smith is brilliant! Great movie with sad ending but definitely worth the watch! Rosario Dawson is also fantastic!
Total agree with John.R dont ask about the story line. Truely a heart warmer.
Honestly, I spent the whole movie wondering what the twist would be. You just expect something at the end of movies by this director and this one was no surprise.
But its worth a watch if you have a quite afternoon.
I went and bought this movie on blu-ray before seeing it. A little confusing in the beginning but it just goes to show how ones man's guilt leads to something good coming of his death. An extraordinary movie and one that should be watched by all.
The film doesn't allow you to really know or love any of these characters - it tries too hard to keep you on your back foot and not allowing the story to fully develop... Great performance by Will Smith as usual - worth a look.
don't beleive the hype, good but not that good, i picked the twist in the first scene,
will smith has done and can do better good concept, poor story
Absolutely brilliant movie! Another fantastic performance by Will Smith, he is just a magical actor. Also loved Rosario Dawson, what great casting, she's so stunning and plays her character wonderfully in this movie. One of the best movies i've seen in years. Definite tear jerker, and not just for the chicks! 5 stars. Just don't spoil it by asking anyone about the story before you watch it.
Brilliant movie that left you guessing for the majority.
An exceptional movie, I think Will Smith's finest. At first the viewer is a bit lost as to what is going on, but the story then quickly starts to evolve into a very poignant storyline.Ending is whist predictable also very moving. A movie that will stay with you long after the credits roll.
Found this one a bit slow going throughout the movie but worth it for the ending. Get those tissues out!
Very powerful themes in this film, and well acted by Smith. This is one of those films that kept me interested the whole way through and I didn't keep checking the time.
I saw this at the cinema with no idea what it was about. It starts off as being quite confusing - lots of flashbacks and unconnected situations, until you start to put the pieces together like a jigsaw. The ending is heartbreakingly tragic, I wanted to sob but had to make do with tears running down my face, as did my friends. Overall a good movie - interesting (if slightly implausible) story, the delightful Rosario Dawson (romantics will love this movie), however I did find Will Smith a little irritating at times, he was so agonisingly agonised, I just wanted to slap him. The ending, whilst heartbreaking, was just a bit hard to believe. Not a movie to watch if you're feeling blue - you'll feel worse afterwards!
Dull, dull, dull. And the stars are for the IDEA of the film and Will Smith's fine self.
Way too long...and trying too hard to be intelligent and moral when the end is obvous and without reason.
At some stages I thought I'd dozed off but I now realise either the director and/or editor had. Jumps around. Characters have no motivation. A bit stupid, really.
Not the worst film but not everything it could have been.
I saw it coming quite early in the movie. The end is indeed excellent and Will Smith is as his best HOWEVER it's 2 hours long and it was hard to watch so slow it was at times. Too much time is wasted trying to confuse us and the beginning looks more like a jigsaw puzzle. In the same vein of Pursuit Of Happyness, 7 pounds was for me too much. I was bored. A pity when you've got a great idea like this one.
If possible, try not to find out too much about the storyline before watching this film (a bit like The Crying Game or Sixth Sense). A real tear-jerker at the end -- which means, guys, it's a great chick flick, yet still enjoyable for us blokes.
A great film.