Seven Days

2007

Crime / Drama / Thriller

149
IMDb Rating 6.7 10 1

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Yunjin Kim as Lawyer Yu Ji-yeon
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1.13 GB
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Korean 2.0
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23.976 fps
125 min
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Korean 2.0
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23.976 fps
125 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by sunwarrior13 10 / 10 / 10

Great Korean Crime Thriller

Seven Days is South Korean crime thriller about a successful lawyer who, in order to save her daughter, is pressured into defending the innocence of a man slated to receive the death penalty.It stars Kim Yunjin of the LOST fame together with Kim Mi-Suk and Park Hee-Soon.The movie was written by Yoon Jae-Koo and directed by Won Shin-Yeon. In Seven Days,Ji-yeon is a successful lawyer and single mother to a seven-year-old girl. On her daughter's field day, Ji-yeon competes with other parents in a running race and almost comes in the first place. However, nowhere could she find the girl who's been watching and rooting for her mother to win. Later that day, Ji-yeon's receives a phone call from an anonymous man, who tells her he has her daughter in custody and proposes a deal. To see her daughter alive, Ji-yeon needs to prove a convicted murderer not guilty on his second trial, only within a week. Ji-yeon tries to convince herself the murderer should be innocent, but the encounter with the victim's mother makes her understand what drove crime-to-crime. Seven Days presents an amazing story the has a great mix of drama,action,murder mystery,crime thriller and court drama.There was tension all throughout the film as Ji-yeon tries her best to prove Jung Chul-Jin or CJ's innocence to save her daughter's life.Aside from that elements mentioned,it also has some unpredictable and unexpected twists and turns that would truly elevate this among one of the best Korean crime/thrillers and would truly define a new benchmark for the Korean movies of its genre.The acting was commendable.Inspite of the jerky camera movements and "fast and furious" editing that may somehow minimize the emotions portrayed by the characters and the clues left to explain the plot,I still consider one of the best Asian films ever made.

Reviewed by gridoon2021 5 / 10 / 10

Overlong, gimmicky thriller whose main strength is Yunjin Kim's performance

The main, if not the only to be honest, reason I watched this film is that it stars the beautiful, expressive, athletic Korean actress Yunjin Kim, who has of course become an international star thanks to her regular role as Sun in the TV series "Lost". She does not disappoint - she gives a terrific performance here. The story, a mix of kidnapping thriller, whodunit and courtroom drama, is VERY complex, loaded with red herrings and engaging for the most part, until a final twist that's a bit far-fetched. Let's just say that you probably WON'T guess the identity of the kidnapper until the end, but only because his / her motivations and the lengths that he / she goes to for the sake of his / her plan are a bit hard to swallow. But the main problem with "Seven Days" is the too-often gimmicky, frantic direction. While it has its inventive moments (Kim "watching" her kidnapped child), it usually just makes scenes hard to watch. At 130 minutes, the film is too long, but the cast and most of the story are strong enough to earn it a mild recommendation. **1/2 out of 4.

Reviewed by KineticSeoul 5 / 10 / 10

Way too many stuff happening and yet feels so slow

This movie has elements that are not really coherent to the main plot and just drags things out. Such as the assumption scene that looks like it clearly came of that CSI show. The director that made this movie probably watched a lot of these thriller movie and mixed a lot of them together but it's just not effective. "Midnight FM" did a better job with it's execution with the mother looking for her kidnapped daughter scenarios although this came first. It's kinda obvious the director took ideas from other thrillers although that is my assuption and investigation TV shows which is fine but it's just not well blended. And comes together pretty darn lame and generic than cool and thrilling. The acting is just over the top for some characters and not believable including the direction. Yeah, this is a movie but for a movie like this if it went in a more realistic direction it would have been a upgrade. This movie just felt really dragged out with constant uninteresting scenarios that could have been shortened down. The twist at the end was alright though actually pretty good. And I did like is how it shows how some lawyers mentality can be driven by victory over if that person they are defending is guilty or not or visa versa. The thing is the story seems to be all over the place but not for good reason. This isn't awful but there are better thrillers worth watching. 5.8/10

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