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.
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…
The quintessential thriller, Fincher's masterwork hasn't been matched since. By not witnessing the murders, the audience retains the perspective of the protagonists. Like them, we experience only the aftermath of the gruesomeness while the real impact of the film comes from the menacing (and classically noir) mood of hostility and complete and utter despair, brilliantly supported by both style, plot and characterization, all crystalizing the bleak theme of a world in utter disrepair. Perfection.
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".
"It's more comfortable for you to label me as 'insane'"
One of the bleakest, most disturbing films I've seen, Seven is one of those few films I've seen that I feel like the word 'masterpiece' was created especially for. Every aspect of this has been crafted to complete perfection - the production design, the script, the brilliantly creepy atmosphere - just everything.
Also of course, you've got the amazing performances from, well, everyone really, it's hard to single out a particular one to talk about. Except from *SPOILER REDACTED* of course.
And that opening credits sequence. Just...wow.
David Fincher has perfected the art of the thriller.
Now I don't pretend to know jack shit about acting, but I think I can identify a good performance here and there. Regardless:
-Morgan Freeman gives an Oscar-worthy performance
-Brad Pitt gives an Oscar-worthy performance
-Kevin Spacey gives an Oscar-worthy performance
-Gwyneth Paltrow (in her 10 minutes of screen time) gives an Oscar-worthy performance
Suspenseful is an understatement.
David Fincher has got to be one of the most consistent directors when it comes to the quality of his work. Se7en includes traits that are common in so much of his work. A wonderfully crafted story that weaves and gnaws at your nerves until it ends with a bang, a visually gritty setting and often performances from the cast that are the highlights of their careers. Morgan is great as the soft spoken, hesitant retiree who can't help but for one more case, and Pitt is a great foil as the cocky newcomer looking to prove himself. Kevin Spacey of course has shown that he is able to hold his own in star studded movies, and I actually think…
David Fincher is one of the best filmmakers around.
Holy shit. I forgot so much about this movie.
Mystery Suspense Thriller, Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey and Gwyneth Paltrow
I've seen this several times but it's been 8-10 years since my last viewing, wow still awesome. Even the opening and closing credits are cool.
My first attempt to make a review in english. Sorry if I have mistakes.
Great thriller directed by Fincher. Depressing and surprising. With a dirty aesthetic that later, many directors have tried to imitate movies on the same theme. A great reflection on punishment, sin and righteousness. At present we are very deep moral dilemmas. Fincher great merit of making images so frightening and give a free end convention. Great performances from all. It's my favorite of all life.
Gran thiller dirigido por Fincher. Deprimente y sorpresivo. Con una estética sucia que después, muchos directores han tratado de imitar con películas sobre la misma temática. Una gran reflexión sobre el castigo, pecado y justicia. En el que se nos presentan dilemas morales muy profundos. Gran mérito de Fincher de hacer imágenes tan aterradoras y de dar un final libre de los convencionalismos. Grandes actuaciones de todos. Es de mis favoritas de toda la vida.
Seven really is just the most perfect horror/thriller there is.
A fantastic lead pairing, a darkness that unsettles the viewer throughout and a cunning that is all too often lacking from many films these days.
Fincher's greatest work in my eyes and one film that I will forever hold in any top films list of all time.
Poor Gwyneth losing her head...
Se7en is possibly my favorite Fincher film to date. The script is sharp, the cinematography is gritty, and Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman are spectacular.