Okay, to business. This film definitely left a lot to be desired. The use of flashbacks to illustrate the character's obsession with the key event was a good notion, however this did get a bit repetitive. Different shots of the same scene would have shown the obsession, but would have held the audience's attention. The martial arts scene seemed to have been added solely so that the film could be said to have martial arts in it. Certain aspects of the story were difficult to grasp at a first viewing. A few minutes spent setting the scene would not have gone amiss. Having Snipes in this movie gave cast depth and talent to a movie that was otherwise sorely lacking both. While some of the actors showed talent and potential, the director seemed fixated on his main character. This led to a limited performance by some of the others. The movie wasn't terrible, but it wasn't fantastic either. Additional care and consideration, a thought about the audience point of view, would have made the movie much better. A rating of 5.8 would be my ideal vote, though lacking that precision, my vote is a 6. I feel that the weighted average of 4.7 undervalues the quality of the movie, and shows that too many people are expecting blockbuster performances and big name casts from straight to video movies. This movie is what it is. End of story.
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7 Seconds (2005)
7 Seconds is a video starring Wesley Snipes, Tamzin Outhwaite, and Deobia Oparei. When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the...
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When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.
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7 Seconds - The time it takes to get lostReviewed bypythagoras6Vote: 6/10
good action here, the plot involves Snipes (Jack Toliver) as a disgraced ex-Delta Force soldier who has been living as a professional thief for the past couple of years.. living and working in Europe, his latest heist for $20 million in cash goes horribly wrong, as a teammate is killed.. there's a mole on his team, and Jack has to deal with the Romanian criminal underworld to find out just who betrayed him-- meanwhile, a beautiful, blonde, British NATO M.P. is on his case, who is trying to clear her name as an accomplice (she was briefly kidnapped by Toliver during his escape from the botched robbery).. the "macguffin" here is a rare, "lost" Van Gogh painting worth $65 million.. Jack has it stashed, and the villains are trying to find him so they can get it back.. The climax is a little buggy, but the production values are good, and the acting doesn't get hammy, except maybe for the lead villain, who apparently suffers from tremors..
Other than there's no 'name' actors here besides Snipes, there's no reason this shouldn't have been released in the States..
I just watched this on a DVD rental today. It was nice to see that this action film had an intelligent plot and good acting. It was predictable insofar as the culprit behind it all, but the action momentum kept things flowing for offset. Perhaps the one thing for me that dropped this movie down by quite a few notches was the action background music score. It is very hackneyed and was so much so that it was distracting. This drumbeat bit with symbols dum dum dum dam bit does get old and pray that movie makers begin to find a new and different cool sound to accompany action scenes. An example would be like how many times would it take to listen to the Mission Impossible theme for suspense and action in a broad range of action movies before you'd start screaming? Changing the "beat" would have made a difference in viewing this movie and given it more integrity.
If stepping back in time in how rating movies of the past now as low budget B movies, that's about where I would categorize this action flick (even if the budget may not have been low by today's standards).
If you're wanting to watch an action film with racing cars, bullets flying and Snipes flexing his muscles and bopping heads, then you won't be disappointed in watching this movie.