7 Cajas2012

Critics score:
100 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

James Rocchi, MSN Movies:Directed by the team of Juan Carlos Manegelia and Tana Schembori, 7 Boxes also has the verve, vigor and vitality of the best low-budget debuts; watching it, I felt the same vibe I did from Reservoir Dogs or El Mariachi or Primer.Read more

Robert Koehler, Variety:Certain to be one of the first titles from Paraguay to make a serious dent in the international marketplace, the pic makes a pleasurable surplus from minimal resources and plenty of ironic-comic-violent storytelling energy.Read more

J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader:Directors Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori weave together a complex, fast-moving intrigue with little more at their disposal than a few cell phones and the byzantine corridors of the market.Read more

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune:Shot in an expedient cellphone-aesthetic visual style, sometimes with the camera planted at the front end of Victor's pushcart in dizzying motion, the movie manages quick-and-dirty introductions to all the major players in an increasingly bloody game.Read more

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter:High-energy chase pic makes the most of a novel setting.Read more

Martin Tsai, Los Angeles Times:What jumps out here is the pervasive desperation shared by just about every character. Within the film's universe, people from all walks of life go to great lengths for money.Read more

Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald:A fun, relentless thriller set in the mean streets of Paraguay.Read more

Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times:"7 Boxes," a low-budget Paraguayan crime caper goosed by low-rung dreams, crackles with the desperate energy of forced innovation.Read more

Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer:This is good, escapist stuff.Read more

Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle:There's no subtlety here - coincidences are wildly abundant - but with this kind of vitality, who cares? Sit back and be carried away by the extended tracking shots and bam-bam editing.Read more

Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice:The film surges by, powered by high spirits, well-plotted surprises, and the directors' admirable attention to both the real and romantic ...Read more