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Seven (Se7en) Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
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

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
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
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David Ansen
March 31, 2008
So chic, studied and murky it resembles a cross between a Nike commercial and a bad Polish art film.
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
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.
Michael Dequina
January 13, 2004
The opening credit sequence is a mini masterpiece of filmmaking.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The crime scenes are rendered in sickening detail, and the whole film has a murky, madly pretentious tone.
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
The angles, the faded tones, the close-ups and quick cutting to intense music were all so unusual and disconcerting I was caught off guard. I immediately felt both mesmerized and at risk. And that was just during the opening credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 23, 2003
Both Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman give great performances in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
A harrowingly bleak vision that haunted me in the theatres and made my flesh slick with fear even on this recent re-viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
One of the best thrillers of the '90s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 28, 2002
Eerie suspense film with a surprize ending that provides quite a jolt!
Dragan Antulov
August 22, 2002
[An] overrated film, but it is still well-done.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Carole Glines
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Viewers looking for a silver-screen gross-out will be disappointed, but others will appreciate this mature thriller, which proves once again that the best suspensers keep their violence off-camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 17, 2002
Once homicide detectives Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt catch on to his modus operandi, there's little left in the movie to think about except, gee, wonder how the murderous maniac will do Sloth or Envy?
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 11, 2002
"It is one of the best and most intelligent serial killer films ever made."
Full Review | Original Score: A
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