Seven (Se7en) Reviews

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June 17, 2020
Fincher's stylish filmmaking elevated each scene in such a way that the movie never felt exploitative in spite of the horrific plotlines.
June 20, 2019
With every murder more sordid than the previous one, nothing prepares them - or us - for the heart-pulsating shocker at the end, when the contents of that box made John Doe into one of the most notorious on-screen villains
March 29, 2019
Worth seeing if you can look past the gruesome details.
January 29, 2019
The stormy, sooty, blackened unnamed city in David Fincher's murder mystery feels a little like hell-infested with cretins, sinners, and pretty boys with a death wish-and that sure makes me think Se7en is one of the foremost horror movies of modern times.
April 2, 2018
It's about magnitudes of corruptibility and fallibility, how we all fall prey to them and yet, so we hope, press on. Watching as a teenager in 1995, I felt the fear of what could test me. Today, I watch and fear that I've not yet really been tested.
May 16, 2016
For nearly every movie about a sadistic criminal that would come after, some part of us recalls the words of Detective Somerset, who may be one of the first men in mainstream cinema that dares to ask why we easily dismiss serial killers as lunatics.
September 11, 2015
Cria um mundo opressivo, cinza e angustiante que parece determinado a constantemente lembrar seus ocupantes de que a vida é cruel, injusta e sem sentido.
March 12, 2015
After 20 years and countless copycats, hasn't lost any of its unnerving, devastating nihilistic power.
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.
March 25, 2014
Unfortunately, most of the scenes in Seven are unlikely, which means that by the end of the movie the duo is battling not just an insane killer but an off-the-wall screenwriter.
March 25, 2014
There's none of the humor that takes the sting out of slasher movies, and certainly none of the psychology and depth that made The Silence of the Lambs such an intellectual thriller.
March 25, 2014
Were it not for the gravity and thoughtfulness of Morgan Freeman's performance as a retiring policeman, and the third-act appearance of its bizarre villain, Seven would be unendurable.
March 25, 2014
The two actors misfire here: Freeman is so low-key he's almost drowsy, and Pitt jumps around like a chihuahua to no effect. It doesn't help that the sound mix is so murky that much of their dialogue sinks into the murk.
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.
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.
March 25, 2014
Seven is a work of extraordinary style, upsetting power and narrative daring.
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.
March 25, 2014
As with all the best chillers, the real horror is left unseen and to the viewers' imagination.
March 25, 2014
For all of the portentous atmosphere, Seven runs on a routine cop-show plot.
July 24, 2013
The movie is riveting in a gut-twisting way, but I, myself, would not call it "entertaining."
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