Seven (Se7en) Reviews
Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman was great aswell as Kevin Spacey doing a really good job too.
The story was consistent and was moving forward in a good pace which kept me entertained all the way to the pretty creepy ending.
I would like to say a few words about the creator of this film. David Fincher is one of the best directors of our time, in my opinion. And when I had watched all his works, I really began to admire his art. His films have atmosphere that gets tense with the time of events. The main direction is detective thrillers, but there are also works in his career that do not fit this description. To cut a long story short, each film is unique in its own way. "Seven" is one of the best films of Fincher, which is not only interesting itself but also contains important thoughts, makes you think about your own life and besides in the genre of a thriller ... In my opinion, such pictures are generally the best in the World Cinema. Actions take place slowly, everything flows in its own way and there is not a single useful scene that does not belong to the plot. The spectator watches the main characters completely trusting them and they in turn quietly try to come to a logical conclusion and bring the matter to mind. The main actors of this film: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey. These detectives, although completely different, but complement each other perfectly. I want to highlight Pitt's game in the final scene. It is striking how truthfully and sincerely he was able to convey his torment.
The film "Seven" very much sunk into my soul. And that's fine. After viewing this picture, I began to think about such vital things that had never came to my mind before.
We see mortal sin on every corner, in every house and we tolerate it, we tolerate it, because this is a common phenomenon. (c)
Amazing psychological thriller!
I am not sure there is anything terribly sophisticated about Seven. There does not have to be for a good crime thriller to really work. I find when you describe this movie coldly and descriptively it all seems a little banal. There's an odd couple pairing of detectives, played by two pretty wonderful actors. The grizzled cop about to retire, who has spent a little too long in the game. The fresh, young and careless rookie, out to make a name for himself. Morgan Freeman is so perfectly that veteran with a commanding and ominous presence. Brad Pitt also works well as the rookie.
This film is also set against the most obvious of thriller settings, a relentlessly dark city, always raining or about to. A color scheme that never managed to lift its brush too far from grey.
There's some unique visceral imagery, the "kills" are haunting and troubling. Some are showed more than we want. Others I, frankly, wish I knew more, as the imagination is sometimes so much worse. Then there is the big reveal of our monster. Oh and what a reveal, what a commanding performance. Brief, menacing and psychologically domineering.
If you stop to think about this movie it is all a little preposterous, but who would? You are so busy taking it all in. You cannot really stop to pick apart the problems.
I wrote through this dry shopping list of descriptors trying to work out what worked about the movie, a standard list of crime cliches it seems. Doing this exercise, I sort of realized what Seven reminded me of. It is a well done painting. If you strip it all down it is really predictable brush strokes and common themes. But it sings. It puzzles, and it draws you in for study. It's a masterful cop buddy piece. It is the right measure of brutality and imagination. The twists work. The reveal works. It works.
This movie reminds us why we have a conception of a script or formula for certain movies. Thrillers have things we've come to expect, the same can be said of every genre. Seven reminds you why this is the archetype for these movies. When you put the strokes together just right, it is really something to behold.
Brilliant. Starts off as an intriguing, clever detective drama, showing how police go about investigating crimes, developing the characters and meticulously developing the plot. Highly engaging and enthralling. From a point it becomes more than a crime drama, developing some deeper undertones and ending as a dark psychological drama.
Superb ending with a very unpredictable twist. Ties the whole story together perfectly.
Solid performances from Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt in the lead roles. The standout performance, however, goes to Kevin Spacey who is chillingly good in his role. Reminded me a lot of his performance in The Usual Suspects.
Great work by David Fincher, directing only his second feature film (the first was Aliens 3). This movie made his career and created his trademark of clever psychological dramas with a twist. Four years, and two movies, later he would surpass even the brilliance of Se7en with one of the greatest movies of all time - Fight Club.