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New Seventh Son movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures released their new action/fantasy flick, “Seventh Son” into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that most of them didn’t find it to be all that great, giving it an overall 30 score out of a possible 100 across 25 reviews at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Julianne Moore, Olivia Williams, Djimon Hounsou, Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes, Antje Traue, Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington. We’ve added blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Glenn Kenny at RogerEbert.com, gave it a 63 score, saying: “Surprise! One doesn’t want to damn the movie with faint praise by saying “it’s not that bad,” but that’s kind of the most objectively accurate description of it, in all honesty.”

Thomas Lee over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “The result is a movie that serves as little more than an excuse for Moore and Bridges to camp it up.”

Kyle Smith from the New York Post, gave it a 50 score, saying: “Seventh Son is not a good movie, but it’s also not a pretentious one, and I call that a fair trade.”

Kyle Anderson from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 42, saying: “Bridges has a tendency to make mistakes, especially when it comes to science fiction and fantasy titles. He has followed up the minor disasters that were “R.I.P.D.” and “The Giver” with Seventh Son.”

James Rocchi from TheWrap, gave it a 40 score. He said: “Seventh Son tells a story of dragons, witches, ghosts and ogres, but the most fantastic thing about it is the idea that someone thought this lumpy, bumpy and swollen sack of tired tropes and cluttered CGI would attract audiences.”

Joe Neumaier at the New York Daily News, gave it a 40 score. He said: “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.”

Jordan Mintzer from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 40 score, saying: “If anything, the movie offers up the guilty pleasure of seeing Bridges and Moore duel it out in front of countless green screens and a few stunning Canadian backdrops – two great actors clawing at each other with magic staffs and fake fire, trying to survive in the netherworld of heroic kitsch.”

Claudia Puig over at USA Today, gave it a 38 grade, saying: ” Moore goes into operatic mode as Mother Malkin, a nasty witch who morphs into a menacing winged dragon. The worst performance, however, belongs to Jeff Bridges as a marble-mouthed, curmudgeonly knight named Master Gregory.”

Manohla Dargis at The New York Times, gave it a 30 grade, stating: ” If nothing else, it’s amusing to imagine what Mr. Bridges and Ms. Moore chatted about between takes and how each managed to keep from cracking up, more or less.”

Peter Debruge from Variety, gave it a 30 score. He said: “Given the fine past work of its many parents, there was clearly potential here, but as delivered, Seventh Son amounts to nothing short of a creative miscarriage.”

Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 25 score. He stated: “Seventh Son moves at a fairly quick pace and has a sense of humor about itself. That doesn’t mean it’s thrilling, or funny. Just that it’s a quickly forgotten pile of junk.”

Lastly, Betsy Sharkey from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a very bad 10 score. He said: “I know it’s early, but Seventh Son may actually be the worst movie of the year. It will most certainly be a contender. The medieval/fantasy/action/drama/romance hits pretty close to a perfect 10 on the egregious scale.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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