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.
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.
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…
The night is dark and full of terrors.
I hadn't seen this since high school, and had forgotten almost everything except the first murder and the ending.
I had forgotten so much. It is a perfect example of letting the mind fill in the blanks to create an even more powerful effect than showing the actual violence. What we do see, the aftermath of violence, the characters' reactions, and the dark and disgusting atmosphere, is horrifying enough. The lust kill, for example, is something that could easily be included in a slasher film, probably very effectively, but showing it in this way creates a much bigger impact. From the moment the detectives walk into the dungeon crime scene to the…
Seven without a doubt has not only one of the best opening credits, but one of the best endings in any film. Every time I get to the "package" scene, I get chills down my spine. I think it's even worse knowing the twist, since you're so ready for how fucked everything is about to get.
Like almost every other Fincher film, Seven looks and sounds beautiful, and has fantastic cast, that perfectly plays their roles(respectively). This film is perfect, and deserves it praise as a "classic".
David Fincher's Se7en is a brooding, ominous and phenomenally suspenseful neo noir thriller, which I personally rank as the finest of all his collective works (yes, I even love it more than Fight Club).
Atmospheric and rain-drenched, it starrs Morgan Freeman as William Somerset; a soon-to-be-retired detective who pairs up with the young and temperamental David Mills (a superlative Brad Pitt), after being assigned a murder case, which leads them on a staggering hunt for a serial killer, who is claiming victims in accordance with the seven deadly sins.
Following the puzzle trail, they are pushed to their psychological limits, as each new homicide presents increasingly disturbing and stomach-churning atrocities. The type of nightmarish imagery, that once it has been…
David Fincher hasn't yet bettered this grim, slick, twist-ridden thriller. A great 90s movie.
Detective Somerset says they're "picking up diamonds on a deserted island, saving them in case we get rescued." It's clear he doesn't expect rescue any time soon.
Gritty, dark, claustrophobic and intense; Se7en is a standout film. The photography/cinematography is unusually good - almost distractingly so. Everything, from the sets, to the lighting, to the soundtrack conspire to trap the viewer in the landscape of the film.
The actors turn in some of the best performances of their lives. Morgan Freeman is totally believable as Somerset. Paltrow makes us, and Somerset, fall in love with her Tracy just a little bit. Spacey is fantastic. And Pitt's performance is spot on perfect - especially at the end.
This is one of the best films of the 90's, and a noir masterpiece in any era. Highly recommended for watching - and rewatching.
"This isn't going to have a happy ending."
Embora o enredo traga certa originalidade e os personagens ganhem vida através de atores e atrizes excelentes, senti falta de reviravoltas, de mais suspense, de um drama um pouco maior.
David Fincher é muito bom, como sempre, na direção, mas peca pela previsibilidade, algo raramente aceitável em um filme de investigação policial.
Ainda assim, valeu a experiência!
Got to third, going on fourth sin
A film that is so focused on its ending that it doesn't realize how shallow most of its story is. Really, this movie being called seven isn't accurate, because that suggests importance in the all of the deadly sins (Pals Age), but really the film should be called two, as the film really only wants us to focus on two sins (ea). As a result, most of the sin murders up until the end seem unimportant, and this results in my being uninterested. There are some decent moments, like the apartment chase and the apathy conversation, but overall I feel like this movies focus on the last fifteen minutes, spoils the rest of the film.
A classic - even if you can't recreate the 1st time. Pitt & 'John Doe' are superb. Beautifully shot.
In my eyes, a perfect film. Grittily and effectively directed by David Fincher; magnificently acted by Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, among others; Neatly written by Andrew Kevin Walker; and not to mention great cinematography, editing, and whatnot... I could go on and on. This is a film I can't get tired of. Perhaps it lacks the depth of other films, but its visceral appeal still keeps it easily among my Top 5 films of all time.
jedesmal, wenn ich den film gucke, hoffe ich, dass er das
paket nicht öffnet.
What a stinker.