Seven (Se7en) Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 12, 2015
After 20 years and countless copycats, hasn't lost any of its unnerving, devastating nihilistic power.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
March 25, 2014
Although the story isn't original, it's powerfully directed by David Fincher, and Morgan Freeman gives another of his superbly understated performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 25, 2014
The reason to see Seven, which is decidedly not for the faint of stomach, is not for the punishment of sin, but the many virtues of Freeman's contribution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
March 25, 2014
The investigation and the clues that lead to the murderer are well thought out and continually provocative. As a narrative, the film is quite involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Alan Jones
Radio Times
March 25, 2014
Seven is a work of extraordinary style, upsetting power and narrative daring.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
March 25, 2014
The odd thing about Seven, however, is that except for its facile, familiar and ridiculously gimmicky plot, it's a pretty involving murder mystery.

Total Film
March 25, 2014
As with all the best chillers, the real horror is left unseen and to the viewers' imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Carol Buckland
CNN.com
July 24, 2013
The movie is riveting in a gut-twisting way, but I, myself, would not call it "entertaining."
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
October 24, 2012
... An unrelenting examination of the evil that may or may not be festering inside every one of us.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
February 23, 2012
An intensely claustrophobic, gut-wrenching thriller.
Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Grim, slick, shocking thriller. Older teens only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
October 30, 2010
Despite some truly fantastic work throughout the '90s and 2000s, Se7en still remains director David Fincher's best film, albeit by a very narrow margin.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
November 11, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A

Film4
April 28, 2008
Fincher and Walker take these hackneyed ingredients, play with them in the context of a brilliantly cohesive plot, and present something consistently fresh -- and very, very dark.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 28, 2008
The filmmakers stick to their vision with such dedication and persistence that something indelible comes across -- something ethically and artistically superior to The Silence of the Lambs that refuses to exploit suffering for fun or entertainment.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 28, 2008
The situation is formulaic, but director David Fincher contrives a stylish, intentionally ugly look that transcends the pulp narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online
January 17, 2008
The real star of Seven, however, is the gloom and doom of the setting: an unidentified blight of a modern city.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
August 18, 2007
The most disquieting and powerful Hollywood thriller in years.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 3, 2007
If you think you know where the story is going, think again. This movie has an unconventional ending worthy of the anti-hero movies of the Seventies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Fincher handles the violence with sensitivity, announcing its obscenity in spoken analyses and briefly glimpsed post mortem shots, but never showing the murderous acts themselves.
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