Critic Review - Newsweek

So chic, studied and murky it resembles a cross between a Nike commercial and a bad Polish art film.

March 31, 2008 Full Review Source: Newsweek | Comments (20)
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alexis solis

i hope john doe punishes you for your sin of a bad review

May 30 - 11:11 PM


Patryk Klein

Have your opinion, sir, yet I genuinely believe that a critic like you knows the Polish cinematography good enough to present such a view. I wish you could present your knowledge more precisely.

Jul 9 - 04:03 PM

Bahareh Khosravi

Bahareh Khosravi

that is without a doubt the most mature response to an unpopular review I have seen bar none. I know I sound douchey. sorry. but thanks.

Oct 5 - 10:02 PM


Marcin Kowalski

Well, i am polish and I REALLY dont believe that polish cinematography is anywhere near good... there pops one film once every two or three years... but the rest is simply awefull!

Plastic dialogue, bad acting, worse cutting, absolutly no directing...

thats polish cinematography... and the exeptions like "D%u0141UG" or some others only validade the rule!

Jul 17 - 03:28 AM


Marcin Kowalski

PS on this site the film i mentioned (DLUG) goes by the name of THE DEBTH...
really first class movie - but one of a very few!

Jul 17 - 03:31 AM


Christian Lohan

How anyone can't appreciate the greatness of this film is beyond me, it's an intelligent, superbly shot, thought provoking, moral dilemma, one that keeps you guessing until the very end and you'll be thinking about this movie long after the credits roll.

There have been a lot of serial killer flicks that have tried to give an understandable justification to the killer's motives and actions but in Seven when the killer explains the reasons behind his murders it's not so easy to be dismissive and simply pass him off as insane, as Detective Mills learns in a most disturbing fashion.

Jul 26 - 05:33 AM


Sara Nicholls

It resembles neither a Nike commercial OR a Polish art film, bad or otherwise. Clearly, you need to find yourself a new job.

Apr 23 - 12:04 PM

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Richard Beachley Jr

The review doesn't make sense, it resembles a cross between a lottery drawing and a bad episode of Step by Step.

Jul 4 - 08:53 AM

J G.


bad polish art film. . . what an expert of the polish cinema! one has to be extremely boring and narrow minded to post such comment and not appreciate the genius of a movie like se7en.

Sep 16 - 02:23 PM

J G.


bad polish art film. . . what an expert of the polish cinema! one has to be extremely boring and narrow minded to post such comment and not appreciate the genius of a movie like se7en.

Sep 16 - 02:27 PM

Arthur M.

Arthur Martirosyan

You're a true imbecile. I hate it when "critics" such as yourself, talk about how the film is too murky, you obviously didn't understand the film.

Feb 2 - 08:26 PM

Jose V.

Jose Viladiu

You, sir, are a cross between a raped cat and an ugly cockroach...
That aside, your prejudices affect heavily most of your reviews.
I recommend killing yourself.

Apr 25 - 12:14 AM

Niki S.

Niki Souls

I respect your opinion, now go watch the damn movie

Jun 4 - 12:00 PM

Michael P.

Michael Patison

Your assessment of this film is repulsive at best. The most unappreciated film of 1995 (better than Braveheart, Apollo 13, Babe, and Sense and Sensibility and should've won Best Picture in my opinion) and possibly the most underrated movie of the entire decade, it changed the crime/mystery/thriller genre forever. When I watched this, I realized that everything I loved about L.A. Confidential (the entire thing) came from some part of this movie.

Jun 17 - 10:05 PM

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Alexander P

while I think the movie is definitely fresh, I don't think it deserves much higher than an 85 on the tomato meter (that said, this is a pretty terrible review of a very good film).

Sep 7 - 08:46 PM

Vinson LaCross

Vinson LaCross

So basically what you are saying is, that you have never seen the film. Or perhaps you just want to different, and disagree just to be the odd guy out. One thing I do know is that you sir have no taste in what a good movie is.

Sep 9 - 02:22 PM

Tomek Andraka

Tomek Andraka

Clearly, sir, you have never experienced true Polish cinema. Maybe Dekalog is too deep for you to understand. And Dekalog isn't just some "Polish Art" film, it is a social commentary on life in communist Poland when our modern values come into contact with old Catholic beliefs.

Sep 9 - 05:36 PM

Jack Harris

Jack Harris

...did you see the film?

Jan 11 - 03:06 AM

Mike Bierman

Mike Bierman

An anemic and myopic review, stunning in its lack of perception, insight, or artistic appreciation.

Jun 30 - 02:43 PM

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