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Seven (Se7en) Reviews

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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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.
July 24, 2013
The movie is riveting in a gut-twisting way, but I, myself, would not call it "entertaining."
July 24, 2013
Unfortunately, the movie's clammy design, glum cinematography, and lugubrious pace try to persuade us that what we're watching isn't an ingenious, silly piece of pulp but a serious meditation on the nature of evil.
February 23, 2012
An intensely claustrophobic, gut-wrenching thriller.
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.
March 31, 2008
So chic, studied and murky it resembles a cross between a Nike commercial and a bad Polish art film.
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.
May 20, 2003
The crime scenes are rendered in sickening detail, and the whole film has a murky, madly pretentious tone.
May 12, 2001
It's not the identity of the killer that gives Seven its kick -- it's the way Fincher raises mystery to the level of moral provocation.
February 13, 2001
Noticeable skill has gone into the making of Seven, but it's hard to take much pleasure in that.
January 1, 2000
Focus, Freeman and film craft make Seven difficult to dismiss as a stylish exercise, but employing this grisly subject matter for an exercise of any kind is a queasy way to go.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker's finale, in addition to its grossness, feels like an act of treachery against the viewer.
January 1, 2000
Eventually, with its irrationally downbeat ending, Seven even drags the viewer down into the abyss.
January 1, 2000
Well worth a look.
January 1, 2000
It is very tiresome peering through the gloom trying to catch a glimpse of something interesting, then having to avert one's eyes when it turns out to be just another brutally tormented body.
January 1, 2000
Good as it is, it misses greatness by not quite finding the right way to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Hannibal Lecter, say hello to John Doe.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
When's the last time you saw a movie in which The Divine Comedy figured as a significant plot point?
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Seven is unnecessarily gory and runs for a little too long, but neither of these elements detracts much from the film's enjoyability (unless you have a weak stomach).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Seven, a grisly social allegory drawn in blood and spawned in despair, casts a lingering, malodorous spell.
September 22, 1995
Seven, the eerie new homicide thriller, has a tantalizingly morbid atmosphere of unease.
Full Review | Original Score: B