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  • Summary: In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between supernatural forces and humankind. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges), the last of the Falcon Knights, had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), many years ago, but nowIn a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between supernatural forces and humankind. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges), the last of the Falcon Knights, had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), many years ago, but now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory. In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. He has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man's only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 32
  2. Negative: 14 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Feb 6, 2015
    63
    By-the-numbers, generic plots no longer work and that, unfortunately, is what Seventh Son delivers. Impressive set design and visuals, excessive CGI, and a loud score from Marco Beltrami can't fully compensate for bland character development and a predictable narrative that rushes along on a linear trajectory.
  2. Reviewed by: Thomas Lee
    Feb 5, 2015
    50
    The result is a movie that serves as little more than an excuse for Moore and Bridges to camp it up.
  3. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Feb 7, 2015
    42
    Though the film sat in drydock for a year, partly so technicians could convert it to 3-D, it looks as dull as it sounds.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Feb 4, 2015
    40
    Director Sergei Bodrov’s movie is based on a kids’ book in which Tom was a 12-year-old, and the actors wisely pitch their performances to a young crowd.
  5. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Feb 4, 2015
    38
    The only question that’s worth considering in Seventh Son is whether this all-star B-movie is bad enough to cost Julianne Moore her “Still Alice” Oscar. And the answer to that is, “Not really.”
  6. 25
    Torching “witches” is the one part of the story that has some historical basis, and adds an uncomfortable edge of misogyny to this otherwise empty fantasy.
  7. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Feb 6, 2015
    0
    Nothing in Seventh Son is compelling, interesting or noteworthy, though you can feel the strain of the filmmakers attempting to set up a potential franchise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 34
  2. Negative: 13 out of 34
  1. Feb 11, 2015
    9
    i loved this movie. i have no excuse, maybe it was Jeff Bridges voice which i cannot replicate but it worked for me. i usually trust thei loved this movie. i have no excuse, maybe it was Jeff Bridges voice which i cannot replicate but it worked for me. i usually trust the viewer reviews more than the critics for some reason. still, i thought this was better than Jupiter ascending, which i forgot the next day. i love scifi and fantasy and special effects. i cant say this was the greatest movie but i did just like it. Expand
  2. Feb 7, 2015
    7
    Its not that bad guys lol. I think the story seemed interesting and jeff bridges is awesome as the Spook. I wish Jon Snow was in the movieIts not that bad guys lol. I think the story seemed interesting and jeff bridges is awesome as the Spook. I wish Jon Snow was in the movie longer. The CGI was cool I dont think it was HORRIBLE like you guys think and the person who I saw it with liked it alot as well. Expand
  3. Mar 4, 2015
    6
    I seemingly like this movie. Even though the plot is totally unoriginal, and the acting seems to be too cliched, the overall cinematographicI seemingly like this movie. Even though the plot is totally unoriginal, and the acting seems to be too cliched, the overall cinematographic technique is quite good, and there were moments that clicked for me. So, I still think it's a very decent movie. Expand
  4. Jul 5, 2015
    4
    For the first two thirds of the film you don't care about any of the characters. There's just no development of any of the characters you mayFor the first two thirds of the film you don't care about any of the characters. There's just no development of any of the characters you may get the premise but the dialogue means nothing. The final third was the most interesting and at least kept my attention. D+ Expand
  5. Feb 6, 2015
    3
    This movie is one of the most clichéd, unoriginal stories ever made in the history of cinema. An evil is going to destroy the world, but itThis movie is one of the most clichéd, unoriginal stories ever made in the history of cinema. An evil is going to destroy the world, but it has to wait for certain weather event to happen for its powers to be fully loaded; and there’s only one person that, for some stupid reason, can destroy it and save everything, but he needs a master because he is not yet ready to fight that evil. How many times have we seen that before? It’s just so dumb, anything you can predict that is going to happen based on previous similar films, happens; there’s no one single unexpected twist, and there’s absolutely nothing new. The script is very laughable at. They don’t even bother in explaining why the main character is so special. The only reason they give to us is because he is the seventh son of a seventh son (and another stupid reason that I don’t want to spoil), and that’s it. I don’t even know what Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Djimon Hounsou were doing there, but it’s definitively bad for their curriculum.
    Until now, one of the worst movies of 2015. The only thing I can rescue from it is a very occasional sense of humor, and some cool action scenes (some were cool, another were really stupid). Nevertheless, don’t even bother watching this film, it’s a waste of time and money.
    Real score: 3.5
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  6. Feb 6, 2015
    2
    Seventh Son has great action scenes and A list acting. But this boring, rushed book adaptation, cannot be saved, even by Jeff Bridges at hisSeventh Son has great action scenes and A list acting. But this boring, rushed book adaptation, cannot be saved, even by Jeff Bridges at his best. Seventh Son plays out like Lord Of a The Rings meets Gladiator. Director Sergei Bodrov, mixes with his elements, for a movie, not worth watching. I thought this movie would be different, but how much can you expect from book adaptations. SS is a wasted opportunity, Bodrov's vision of the book is clunky and flawed. Expand
  7. May 24, 2015
    0
    Well I was not happy with this movie! The book was so amazing and clever but the movie didn't follow it he was a 12 year old boy and AliceWell I was not happy with this movie! The book was so amazing and clever but the movie didn't follow it he was a 12 year old boy and Alice ended up being his friend not. Girlfriend! The special effects were good but that's it! Expand

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