Critic Review - EmanuelLevy.Com

David Fincher is at the top of his form with Seven, one of the darkest, creepiest, and most brilliant serial killer pictures in American film history, far more interesting than Silence of the Lambs.

November 11, 2008 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Comments (13)



Elliot Newton

It is a good film, but it is no where near as good as silence of the Lambs (SOTL) SOTL is in a league of it's own, i am not saying this is a bad film, is a great film, silence of the lambs is a classic, legendary film.

Sep 9 - 01:28 PM

Bye bye

Steven Bailey

Agreed 100%. I was nowhere near as impressed with this movie as I was with SOTL. SOTL had a much stronger plot and didn't fall back on trying to appall it's audience with it's graphic shots.

Oct 4 - 02:41 PM


ozboy o

The storyline for Seven is a mile more complex than Silence Of The Lambs and alot more confronting, visuals aside.
Silence Of The Lambs is confronting for people who hardly ever watch 'extreme' movies
Excellent review Emanuel

May 14 - 06:52 AM

Brendan V.

Brendan V

Wow, how can a legit movie critic say Seven 'is far more interesting' than Silence of the Lambs? SOTL is on a whole nother level compared to 'Seven'. Personally I thought Seven was a big let down. Good day sir.

Oct 11 - 11:55 PM

Weevol  T.

Weevol Tiddums

Psh no one's happy here.

Silence of the Lambs AS WELL AS Se7en are some of the greatest horror films of that decade. Why compare? It's like comparing Mozart to Bach

Dec 3 - 05:57 AM

Thomas W.

Thomas Waterhouse

^Perfect description of such comparisons. Silence of the Lambs and Se7en are two completely different movies. It's exactly like saying Mozart was better than Bach, just because they both play the piano.

Apr 17 - 07:34 AM


ozboy o

Actually, it's like ignorantly saying Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana are 2 of the greatest guitarists of all time because people listen to mainstream music and they hear these names all the time. There are plenty more skillful guitarists in the heavy metal genre, but because it isn't mainstream, doesn't get the coverage.
Silence of the Lambs is a 'mainstream' movie and very simplistic.

May 14 - 07:04 AM

Tyler P.

Tyler P

You complete, total, pretentious twat. It's no surprise you're a hipster when it comes to music, but you're a hipster when it comes to movies too? Ok, lets get one thing straight here: your "amazing" metal guitarists are a lot worse than they look. Sure, they can play fast. But do they have the songwriting ability to go with it? Are you one of those people that thinks Yngwie Malmsteen is better than Joe Satriani, simply because he was born with faster fingers? Secondly, "mainstream" movies barely even exist. Sure, there's obscure, good music out there, but it's completely different with movies. If a movies good enough (say, even better than SOTL or Se7en), it will be well known. Every GREAT movie ever made is very well known. So don't go all hipster on me when movies are involved. Hope you learned something for once in your miserable life.

Aug 14 - 06:24 PM

Nigel Sterpin

Nigel Sterpin

If one person has an IQ of 20 and another has an IQ of 180, am I pretentious twat for saying the one with 180 is a lot more intelligent?
Is that dumbed down enough for you?

Sep 1 - 01:35 AM


ozboy o

It is a well known fact that the more complex music becomes the less popular it is. Because, like you, people have lazy minds and so desperately need to fit in.

Sep 1 - 01:43 AM

Rahul T.

Rahul Tamta

Best guitarist is Robert Fripp!!!!!!!

Jul 11 - 04:15 PM

Niki S.

Niki Souls

Mister Levy, i many times dissagreed with your reviews, but now i can say that i totaly agree! Imo, it's far better than Silence of the lambs

Jun 4 - 12:10 PM

Rahul T.

Rahul Tamta

I for one love The Silence of the Lambs, but it's not in the same calibre as Se7en. Se7en is above SOTL in almost every way. Se7en has a better plot, and a far better ending. The only thing better about SOTL is the acting.

Jul 11 - 04:14 PM

Seb M

Seb Moore

seven has great elements, but its not a classic. im sick of how overrated this film is. zodiac is a far superior serial killer film, and is definitely fincher's most underrated film.

Oct 3 - 10:18 PM

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