BULLSEYE OR MISFIRE: The Seventh Son Reviews

By Dr. Know on February 6th, 2015

Critic Reviews for The Seventh Son

via Rotten Tomatoes

 

Weak YA adaptation is far more mature than the books.

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Common Sense Media
 

Nothing in this film is fully developed, which explains the script problems.

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Kaplan vs. Kaplan
 

The battle scenes are mercifully short — thank you to director Sergey Bodrov — which results in a brisk outing at an hour and forty-two minutes.

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Kaplan vs. Kaplan
 

No masterpiece, but a welcome February surprise with a lively cast and rugged action.

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Newsday
 Top Critic
 

Not a cinematic abomination but clearly nothing good let alone great. (Full Content Review — Sex, Profanity, Violence, etc. — for Parents also available)

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Screen It!
 

Another dead of winter bomb, a trifecta for Bridges.

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Boston Herald
 

It’s a waste of talent for all those involved.

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JoBlo’s Movie Emporium
 

One doesn’t want to damn the movie with faint praise by saying “it’s not that bad,” but that’s kind of the most objectively accurate description of it, in all honesty.

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RogerEbert.com
 

Right out of the gate it feels years past its expiration date.

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Examiner.com
 

Obviously, this is not a particularly serious movie — there’s one scene of happy villagers leading a witch off to execution that feels remarkably like a “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” outtake — but neither is it sloppy.

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Newark Star-Ledger
 Top Critic
 

“Seventh Son” delivers exactly what it promises: Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore slumming in a laughably generic sword-and-sorcery almost-epic.

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Arizona Republic
 Top Critic
 

Even in 3-D and shot in the mountains of British Columbia, the film is a flat experience, with an incongruity between its big-budget ambitions and ho-hum impact.

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Globe and Mail
 Top Critic
 

Even on paper, the latest February throwaway, “Seventh Son,” sounds like a bad idea …

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New York Times
 Top Critic
 

Seventh Son may try to harness alchemy and witchcraft, but sadly, there’s no magic here.

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Philadelphia Inquirer
 Top Critic
 

Perhaps it’s not so much a matter that Bridges is out of place in the material as it is that the material and the rest of the cast have no idea how to keep up with him.

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Mark Reviews Movies
 

It’s not as bad as you might fear but it’s definitely not as good as you would hope.

Full Review… | February 5, 2015
John Hanlon Reviews
 

The movie’s imagination runs riot in the scenery, sets, and costumes in what is an otherwise routine centuries-long feud between good and evil with paper-thin motivations.

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School Library Journal
 

Checks off the boxes of Swords-and-Sorcery Moviemaking 101 without bothering to dig deeper or come up with a new or imaginative angle to explore.

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TheFilmFile.com
 

The fight scenes are exciting, the visuals and special effects are impressive, and it is fun to see two big actors take on these scenery-chomping roles.

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Beliefnet
 

There’s a fine line between charm and cheese in fantasy epics, and movies as silly and overwrought as Seventh Son only help to illustrate just how hard it is to hit the right tone.

Full Review… | February 5, 2015
Associated Press
 Top Critic

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