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The basic premise is straightforward: Claude Legault plays Bruno Hamel, a successful Canadian surgeon who suffers a devastating family loss at the hands of a child molester and decides to personally administer his special brand of justice by kidnapping the perpetrator, transporting him to a remote location and torturing him over the course of 7 days while keeping him alive with his medical skills and equipment.
Most of the tension, and the most interesting aspect of the film, comes from the contrast between the main character's actions and his motivation. Will he be caught by the police before he has a chance to complete his plan? Will he give himself up or will he kill his prisoner? The extremely gruesome nature of Bruno's vendetta doesn't help the audience pick a side: we sympathize with his plight and want him to get away with it, but the violence keeps us at arm's length and prevents us from fully identifying with him.
I won't spoil the plot, but the film manages to remain engaging, though not exactly fast-paced, for most of the running time, thanks to a couple of plot detours along the way (including the involvement of another victimized parent). The graphic violence is strong and definitely goes for realism rather than being a showcase for ingenious effects (no fancy "death machines" and flashy editing a la "Saw"). Fun for the whole family this ain't!Read more ›
"7 Days" is simply one of the most provocative and gut-wrenching films I have ever seen; terrifyingly detailed without sinking to traditional over-the-top horror with the purpose of trying to shock jaded audiences. At about the ninety minute point, I thought the film might be running out of ideas, but the filmmaker is far too good for that. For the final half-hour or so, "7 Days" shifts into startlingly unexpected territory, with one sequence near the end that produces more chills than any twenty Stephen King novels.
As far as content, this is extremely violent and gruesome in a clinical sense, the language is raw at times and there is an abundance of nudity. This is a very adult film.
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How would you react if your child was in the 1st or 2nd grade and was murdered? With a big belly laugh seconds before you give a press conference to say how sad you are and to... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Guitarfreak
Well written, truly suspenseful horror movie. Really get sucked in by the main character. This is definitely a favorite.Published 21 months ago by Nette
Highly recommended! As a fan of revenge films I have to say that this one by far hit the hardest on many different levels. Forget death wish. Read morePublished on August 2, 2013 by Roy Lee Henderson
I agree with the cover art..."justice is blind...so is vengeance." A fan of revenge films, this one goes down as one of the best. It is a heart-stopping thriller... Read morePublished on October 5, 2011 by PR GUY
I suppose in the budding subgenre of revenge/torture-porn, '7 Days' distinguishes itself as a superficially polished production that pointedly takes little glee in its subject... Read morePublished on April 13, 2011 by Brian
7 Days takes you into the mind of a Grief Stricken Father who breaks...I don't want to give anymore away but if you are a fan of Gore and Revenge Pick this up!Published on February 3, 2011 by Touch of Class
Seven Days is a very hard film to watch because it does not shy away from any of the elements that make it such a powerful story. Read morePublished on February 1, 2011 by Dayna Newman Slasher Diva
"Does knowing your wife's murderer is behind bars make life any more bearable?"
"7 Days" is a powerful and brutal film about a happily married surgeon who as a result of... Read more
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