Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    Feb 6, 2014
    100
    “The Fast and the Furious” with wheelbarrows, Paraguayan action-thriller-romance hybrid 7 Boxes is a rollicking good time at the movies that offers breathtaking action and suspense, humor and appealing characters all in one visually flashy package.
  2. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Feb 7, 2014
    88
    7 Boxes is both a tense and frightening crime film as well as a sometimes-dreamy evocation of life in the sprawling underclass, its hallucinatory aspects, its chaos and violence, its fantasies.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Feb 6, 2014
    88
    You wait for months, sometimes, for a movie to show you something new. "7 Boxes" does exactly that, and while it's no more than a briskly managed bit of escapism, it's a really good example of same.
  4. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Feb 27, 2014
    75
    The movie has lots of ironic humor, especially in the earlier segments, and laughter doesn't disappear entirely when the thriller element kicks in.
  5. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Feb 13, 2014
    75
    The screenplay for 7 Boxes is a beautiful example of how to craft a tense and increasingly complex thriller out of a simple scenario.
  6. Reviewed by: Glenn Heath Jr.
    Feb 3, 2014
    75
    The film is ripe with powerful subtext, specifically how greed, celebrity, and technology help to form a misguided sense of opportunity that keeps the working class downtrodden.
  7. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Feb 6, 2014
    70
    The filmmakers stage an amazing race that almost absolves an overstuffed plot and an over-reliance on coincidence.
  8. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Feb 4, 2014
    70
    The film surges by, powered by high spirits, well-plotted surprises, and the directors' admirable attention to both the real and romantic.
  9. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Feb 4, 2014
    60
    7 Boxes is way too simple, but it mostly works, because every twist of the plot and turn of the street leads back to this one kid, who’ll do anything to make enough money to become someone other than himself.
  10. Reviewed by: Martin Tsai
    Feb 6, 2014
    50
    Given the routineness of the chase itself, what jumps out here is the pervasive desperation shared by just about every character.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Feb 10, 2014
    8
    This is a Paraguayan action and crime movie.
    It depicts a few days in life of a teenager Victor in a very poor neighborhood (if I am not
    This is a Paraguayan action and crime movie.
    It depicts a few days in life of a teenager Victor in a very poor neighborhood (if I am not mistaken it is Asuncion marketplace) trying to make a living. His dream is to become famous and see himself on a TV.
    This movie should become a crowd-pleaser: it has a bit of teen romance, some violence, some racing (not car racing but still quite intense), some suspense, some humor. Plus the movie is done extremely well overall. All that on a very low budget.
    Definitely worth watching.
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