It's Friday night in Asuncion, Paraguay and the temperature is sweltering. Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of becoming famous and covets a fancy TV set in the infamous Mercado 4. He's offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for a quick US$100. But what sounds like an easy job soon gets complicated. Something in the boxes is highly coveted and Víctor and his pursuers quickly find themselves caught up in a crime they know nothing about.
"genre-film bliss … The storytelling confidence, unaffected acting, and, above all, a heightened grasp of plotting and logistics on display in 7 Boxes
"a wild and cunningly plotted chase movie … rollicking entertainment"
[IndieWire Review] Grade: A
"'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"
" I'd actually suggest that "7 Boxes
" is better [than 'Slumdog Millionaire
']; it's got a better sense of real place, of action, of pacing … I felt the same vibe I did from 'Reservoir Dogs
' or 'El Mariachi
' or 'Primer
' … hurtling action and camerawork so deft in the heat of the moment you almost --almost -- don't notice how good it is … it's a thriller with life, heart and excitement coursing through it until you can feel the power of the passion that made the film it sputtering off every frame like sparks from a roaring fire."
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