Every film from Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" essays.
Seven deadly sins. Seven ways to die.
Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.
Red Redding and Joe Black as cops up against a sadistic serial killer. Nine Inch fuckin' Nails. Gwyneth before she was annoying as fuck. Yummy spaghetti sauce! Dead and fuckin' bloated. The way Brad plays with his ink pen. R. fuckin' Lee fuckin' Ermey. A dead attorney. Fuckin' GREED. Fuckin' GLUTTONY. A library. Dante's fuckin' Inferno. Cliffs fuckin' Notes. Marvin fuckin' Gaye. Cool doggies. Uncontrollable laughter. A pound of flesh. A switchblade. S.W.A.T. Fuckin' SLOTH. The unknown photographer. When being alive really fucking sucks. Knocked up. A beeper. A pizza parlor. The Se7en deadly sins. Police fuckin' chase. The fuckin' rain. Probable fuckin' cause. A dark room. The phone call that changes everything. Fuckin' LUST. The Fuck of Death. The…
90% of horror films nowadays get no where near as creepy or lurid as even the credit sequence of Seven.
One of the greatest films of the 90s, without a doubt.
I have been thinking long and hard about it and the only flaw I can find in this film is the way the title is written. It makes no sense and is annoying.
The rest? Sheer perfection.
It is always difficult to determine when you are 'allowed' to call a film a classic or a masterpiece. To avoid that discussion let's use a term I think we can all agree on. Masterclass.
Each and every aspect of this film is executed with such a degree of perfection and dedication that it is nigh impossible to call it anything else. This is filmmaking at the highest level, a level that has not been equalled or surpassed often in the genre.
I am glad I knew as little as possible about the movie before watching it. Seven is a meticulously crafted psychological thriller and one of David Fincher's best films! That shocking ending blew me away and completely caught me off guard. Seeing the two detectives following the leads and clues to catch the killer was always riveting and thrilling, so the whole journey to discover his real intentions was quite interesting to watch. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman are excellent as always, but Kevin Spacey is the one who steals the show as the ingenious serial killer, who is usually one step ahead of them. David Fincher is truly one of the greatest filmmakers of our time and I still haven't been disappointed by his work so far.
Se7en isn't just another 1990s movie I saw as a teenager, loved and revisted recently...I think it really stands out in a rather lackluster decade of film.
I will never forget my initial reaction to the movie, the dread I felt from each murder to the next and the ending just grabbing my heart and pulling it down into my stomach. After numerous watches in the 90s and early 2000s I had decided it was time for a much needed break. For the past few months I had been on Richard's case, telling him I was in the mood to watch Se7en, I am not even really sure what inspired it but I guess it was just time. With that…
It's written as a wise, believable and merciless series of ponderings on the true weight of hopelessness in an already accepted world of decay, and those dealing with it through calm apathy, false hope and self-proclaimed justice. However, it's told as a fascinating, gripping and ever darkening thriller, plunging into the depths of human nastiness. David Fincher's Se7en is a punch of stylized perfection and a well-balanced, intelligent, early masterwork.
Se7en is a strong-willed and fierce morality-reckoning of the black and white villains and heroes of the genre that it so perfectly challenges, but it manages to stay more refreshingly contemplative than forcing on unbearable amounts of evil. It is no nihilistic piece, for that would suggest that it has…
The elements I find myself appreciating most about this film is its balanced juxtaposition of explicit imagery vs hidden information. Scenes of detailed gore against moments of quiet, intuitive horror. Knowing one thing because it's screaming in your face, and feeling another truth cooly creep down your spine as your own thoughts give you the answer.
Having a film tell you the info, verses giving you enough info to write the rest of the story on your own. It's pretty incredible, as a viewer, to have that exchange with any film.
Creepy. Extremely well acted and filmed. Perfect atmosphere… but Mill's part in how things unfurl came off as pretty obvious to me, perhaps because his character is so naive…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
pretty good, but its no fight club
While not a film to get hyped over rewatching, there's no denying the fact that the film does improve with each reviewing. The pacing is top notch, balancing the dread of what's coming with relaxing, introspective, and even comical side steps into the lives of its characters which never detract from the narrative. It is remarkable--in this focus on character--how every police cliche that happens in the film side steps the feeling of a cliche. A true masterpiece.
obra maestra de suspense, hecha por un gran maestro Fincher
Se7en, como lo son Zodiac y The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, es difícil de defender en sus posturas. Son convicciones ideológicas tan siniestras de la naturaleza del alma y la impasibilidad amoral en la cual nos rodea la sociedad. Es un estado de perpetuada decadencia (ignoren el setting de un Nueva York perdido en una de sus peores décadas, los 90s): John Doe (personificado por Kevin Spacey) lo describe, quizás, en las casi 250 bitácoras de cuadernos filosóficos que tiene en su residencia. Incluso Morgan Freeman, como el pragmático y veterano detective William Somerset, tiene el parecido pesimismo, dejado muy claro en su conversación con Gwyneth Paltrow, la ingenua, harta-de-la-nueva-ciudad, esposa de su nuevo compañero, el inquieto David Mills,…
Es perfecta, una de las mejores películas que vi, perfectamente estructurada, grandes actuaciones, de las mejores que vi realmente, una un guión impecable y un final perfecto.
El soundtrack es imponente, los diálogos inteligentes sin ser muy ficti, cada detalle perfectamente hecho por David Fincher, una película diferente entre lo igual, de destacar y recomendar realmente.
-"Ernest Hemingway escribió:
'El mundo es un buen lugar, por el que vale la pena luchar'.
Estoy de acuerdo con la 2ª parte."
OOOOOHHHHHHHH, WHAT'S IN THA BAAAAAAX?
WHAT'S IN THA FUCKING BAAAAAAAAAX????
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