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January 13, 2017
It is a good movie. Brad pitt has done great job regarding his acting.good job.
½ January 12, 2017
A terrific thriller with each kill ramping up the tension and an ending that will leave you reeling.
½ January 10, 2017
The director and the writer made a great work, Brad Pitt Makes a intresting cop, Morgan Freeman makes his name in this movie and Kevin Spacey is stuning
½ January 10, 2017
A solid movie which follows Morgan Freeman as an old retiring detective and Brad Pitt as the new guy looking to make a name for himself. The dynamic between the two make this movie entertaining till the end
January 8, 2017
One of the best endings ever.
½ January 6, 2017
Seven (1995) Calificación: 8.7/10
½ January 6, 2017
"Se7ven" has a slow start to its otherwise slow pace but the third act makes up for some of its loss and gives you a statement a high prolific could have said in one sentence.
December 14, 2016
A disturbing film to watch, but has incredible emotion and a very powerful and oddly satisfying last act.
½ December 12, 2016
What a crazy film! This is perhaps one of the most dark and depressing movies I've seen in quite a while. The premise is very intriguing, however, with the movie about the seven deadly sins. There is a cop who is about to retire, Morgan Freeman, and he was joined by his replacement, Brad Pitt. Together they are tracking down a villain who is killing people based around the seven deadly sins. Visually the movie looks great. Wonderful sets, dark city, the villains apartment is so cool to look at. But overall this movie is so dark and there is no happiness whatsoever. It literally shows a world that has fallen and become very corrupt. If you want to watch a movie that's very dark and features an insane villain and horrible deaths, this is definitely the one for you. The plot and the way he planned all seven deaths is amazing. But this is not a movie that will leave you happy.
December 3, 2016
Although it's a thriller, Se7en features many elements of horror cinema, and typifies what being a horror fan is about. It's about knowing you shouldn't look, but wanting to - feeling compelled to - anyway. And the well written script and pitch-perfect performances by Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt make the film itself compelling as a whole. Also, Kevin Spacey's deranged villain is worthy of the utmost praise. It was this film, together with his turn as Verbal Kint in The Usual Suspects, that cemented him in my mind as one of the best actors in Hollywood. He plays the role of John Doe with a quiet, malevolent menace, but also marvellous, understated glee.
November 27, 2016
Clearly an inspiration for Luther and True Detective. To be honest, I think I might prefer the works it inspired rather than this. Super bleak throughout. Ends on an obviously dark note. Sets up some interesting dualities, but at the end of the movie, I'm having a difficult time finding meaning here.
½ November 19, 2016
Pretty fun characters, interesting story, yeah.
November 17, 2016
This was the film that made David Fincher who he is today, sure 'Alien 3' may have been his debut, but after being somewhat considered a flop in most parts, it wasn't until his second venture into film that he became an integral part in modern filmmaking. 'Seven' is an uncontrollably grim and shocking thriller featuring fine performances, stunningly gritty cinematography and a haunting score. Brad Pitt, who was primarily know for soppy rom-coms and heartthrob movies was a rather unusual pick for a neo-noir thriller, but his performance is utterly fantastic and was one of the first to allow him to delve into serious drama, then Morgan Freeman, who had just came from the set of 'The Shawshank Redemption' yet again blows away the audience with another fantastic performance, but despite these two strong leads, it's really Kevin Spacey that's the big showstopper, his appearance in the film is limited, yet despite this, his creepy performance is what gave the film the notoriety it has, well that and the utterly gripping and shocking finale. Fincher's following ventures, 'Fight Club', 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' etc, all became possible due to this 90s gem.
November 11, 2016
Mmmmmmmm the good days. David Fincher potentially made his masterpiece. He made a completely different world, by different I mean really they dont even say what city they're in. The way the lighting was made the movie feel very dark, grimy and depressing. But with all of these still Se7en was a very fast moving film and very entertaining. Solid performances and a great script served as th foundation of this film. And of course let's not forget one of the most memorable climax of all time. Why did critics say the ending was stupid when it forst came out? I dont know just dont listen to them.
November 10, 2016
Great film. Quite slow but really enjoyed it
½ October 31, 2016
WHAT I LIKED: One of the most tense thrillers out there, this film has you gripped and desperate to watch the situation unfold. You're only so gripped because of the characters, who not only serve the plots and themes, but also themselves. With all that in place, great performances and direction guide 'Seven' to a properly heart pumping experience
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It's not actually that memorable. Perhaps because it's still a touch 'loud 90s,' 'bash it round your face' kind of stuff, it'll grip you whilst you're there but it wont have a lasting effect.
VERDICT: One of the most gripping and exciting thrillers you'll watch in the moment, this is the perfect match between cop action and tense thriller. Shame it's just not that subtle.
October 24, 2016
Absolutely one of my favorite films. Brilliant performances by Freeman, Pitt, and Spacey. Quite disturbing, but in a good way. I would recommend this to any lover of horror/thriller type films.
October 2, 2016
Una de las mejores películas que he podido ver. El dúo Freeman-Pitt ofrece carisma a raudales, un David Fincher inspiradísimo, una trama atrapante y bien escrita, y sobretodo, un villano de lo más perturbador. Un "must-see" en toda regla
½ September 22, 2016
In an amazing agglomeration of masterful musical score, incredible acting, and and fast paced storyline, David Fincher created an instant classic with Se7en.

I see that many people in the critic reviews section seem to discount this movie due to the unbelievable nature of the progression of the storyline. I believe this criticism in immensely unfair; The purpose of a movie, and most certainly not this one, is not to be 'realistic'. The beauty of this movie is that through cinematography consisting of well placed and suspenseful music as well as a thread of a dark decrepit thread that runs throughout the movie takes the viewer to a place within themselves in which their deepest darkest desires and fears lie. It is because of this that the events that construct the storyline are acceptable; they are a grandiose display of the negative attributes that lie within all of humanity to some extent.

What I really enjoyed most about the movie were the progression of the main characters Somerset and Mills and their arch throughout the story and their purpose in serving the plot itself. In the early scenes of the movie one can see the two detectives are starkly different; Somerset is inquisitive, calculating, and level headed while Mills is impulsive, aggressive, and proud. I believe these two characters serve to not only create conflict to make the storyline more complex, but also present a social commentary because despite the fact that they are so different, as a viewer one is able to relate to both. They represent the push and pull of those characteristics within humanity.

One should not even have to argue. Se7en is no doubt an incredible movie, full of allusions to the bible that aid in presenting a commentary on the society in which we live. The message of the movie is to convey the decay of morals in our society, which parallels the thread of decay in the film.
½ September 21, 2016
Se7en is a psychological thriller starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, which places Detectives Mills (Pitt) and Somerset (Freeman) chasing after a serial killer. Newly assigned to work homicide in this unidentified city, Mills becomes Somerset's partner only a week before Somerset is planning to retire. Somerset's upcoming retirement allows his character to arc from a disgruntled old cop who wants to finish his duties to one who is eventually truly fascinated by the serial killer's use of classic literature and elaborate illustrations of the seven deadly sins. The cinematography and lighting in the film are common threads that allude to the sad world that we live in. There is always dim lighting and constant rain and poverty are shown throughout the city. This film provides moral commentary centered around the seven deadly sins and is constant throughout. Detective Mill's wife Tracy (Gwyneth Paltrow) plays what appears to be a minor role but her character development throughout the film is an interesting foreshadowing for what is an incredibly exciting ending. While the film may be a little slow at times, it certainly fits the psychological thriller genre and keeps the viewer from being prepared for obvious outcomes. The film's ending has a vague resolution, which differs from typical thrillers where the archetypical hero comes out clean in the end. Early on, it becomes obvious that there will be seven murders based on the seven deadly sins but the conflict has its fair share of twists and turns as Detectives Mills and Somerset battle against themselves and a highly educated serial killer who is meticulous beyond belief. This film gets a 3.5 / 5 rating, where the focus is on the incredible visuals and cinematography portrayed throughout.
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