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.
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
For all of the portentous atmosphere, Seven runs on a routine cop-show plot.
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.
March 31, 2008
So chic, studied and murky it resembles a cross between a Nike commercial and a bad Polish art film.
May 20, 2003
The crime scenes are rendered in sickening detail, and the whole film has a murky, madly pretentious tone.
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?
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
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
Unfortunately, screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker's finale, in addition to its grossness, feels like an act of treachery against the viewer.
January 1, 2000
The trouble with Seven is that while the premise is intriguing, the movie is gluey, bumbling and singularly un-thrilling.
January 1, 2000
Eventually, with its irrationally downbeat ending, Seven even drags the viewer down into the abyss.