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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.
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“Anyone who spends a significant amount of time with me finds me disagreeable.”
He has taken on too much. Det. David Mills (Brad Pitt), deliberately uprooting his wife, Tracy (Gwyneth Paltrow), from upstate and dragging her to this lurid hellhole, all out of a naïve desire to save the world. So much ambition, he nearly chokes on it. So much chatter, he sucks all the air from the room.
Det. William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) long ago saw his passion wither. He is one week from retirement, too exhausted to keep pace with the horrible goings-on around him. Like his spiritual descendant, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones) in No Country for Old Men, he sees…
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.
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…
Blazingly original, darkly disturbing, downright shocking, extremely grim, relentlessly brutal, insanely powerful & emotionally devastating, David Fincher's breakthrough feature is an intensely haunting masterpiece which today is widely & rightly counted amongst the greatest thrillers ever made, and is also notable for marking the commencement of an impressive directional career that continues to get stronger with every new film.
Taking place over the course of a week, the story of Se7en concerns two homicide detectives; the soon-to-retire William Somerset & the newly transferred David Mills, who become deeply involved in the recent case of appalling crimes relating to the seven deadly sins and desperately try to hunt down the sadistic serial killer before his mission is accomplished. The plot also covers the detectives'…
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.
SKIP. THE. END.
What's in the box?!
I decided I wanted to sit on this for a day or two before I wrote about it and what do you know, I completely forgot to! Seven is a movie that every man and his dog had recommended to me and now that I've seen it, it's easy to see why.
Everything about this movie is fantastic, from the actors (Pitt, Freeman and Spacey are great) to the story and cinematography. It keeps you on edge the whole time and is well worth the time it takes to watch. So much so that I'll probably re-watch again soon!
I have a confession- I didn't use to like this movie. I thought it was boring and kind of pretentious, but that was a good 5 years ago. Watching it now with an open mind, I can say that I was way wrong. Fincher got just about everything down perfectly. Almost nothing is out of place.
Absolutely amazing. The incredible thing about Se7en is that everything seems so random. All of the murders seem so random. And when it all comes to an end, and what a jaw dropping ending it is, you don't feel any sort of payoff. But that doesn't mean this is a bad movie. It actually means this is an amazing movie because it takes the rules of cinema and it disregards them to make a movie you've never really seen before. David Fincher is a master.
Not really the sort of thing I'm into these days, Se7en is a bit too glossy for my tastes and the relentlessly downbeat tone feels forced rather than natural. But it's still a mighty fine crime thriller, with some deliciously sick ideas.
I notice that the guy who plays Wild Bill, the leather store owner who's commissioned to make the deadly sex toy, also appears in Ill Manors as a character with the same name. I love Ill Manors but I've only seen it twice and can't think who Wild Bill is in that film. I'll have to remember to look out for him next time I watch it, and see if it's actually meant to be the same character.
"What's in the box?!"
A film about the seven sins being used as ways to kill people. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman team up in this thriller and it's awesome. You see Morgan Freeman get aggravated with Brad Pitt again and again because he is trying to get out of the police force and retire and take things easy, but Brad Pitt is wanting to jump right in and ask questions later. A very thought provoking movie and shows the bad underneath people's facade. Kevin Spacey is only briefly in the film but he gives a chilling performance.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX!?
One of my all-time favourite movies!
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…