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…
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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…
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.
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'…
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…
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.
What a terrible, terrible film.
No, not terrible in the sense that it is bad or poorly made or offensive. Just, terrible. It is a meditation on the inhumanity of people and the potential depths of their depravity, and that is a genuinely dark place to go. What sets Se7en apart is its willingness to not simply dwell in this place for the mere sake of its necessary shock value or idle negativity, but as a call to action. We are surrounded by horror, and it is so common that we aren't horrified. Se7en sees this and is eager to prompt us out of apathy and into reconsideration, which is probably the most it could hope us to do. It's…
A slow start and incredibly engrossing rest of the film make this one of Fincher's absolute best. A disturbing meditation on the psychology of evil.
Te amo, David Fincher.
WONDERFUL PHSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER!!!
Now I know what’s in the box ! I just feel Blah !
Finally watched this David Fincher film I had never seen before. Great movie but I'm sure it would have been more fun to see in 1995. It was pretty predictable due to the constant noir TV shows on today. I kind of felt like I was watching season 6 of Dexter. Still, good film, I love Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey kills. Literally.
"Ernest Hemingway once wrote, "The world is a fine place and worth fighting for." I agree with the second part"
This my favourite film for a reason, here they are the ending to this film is so shocking, I had my hands on my mouth for the last 30 minutes of the film. That's not me saying that the rest of the film isn't as heart pounding. The way the killer takes out his victims was so interesting and gory. Brad Pitt has never been better, as well as Morgan Freeman. The scene that is sometimes overlooked in my opinion is the chase in the building was so intense I was on the edge of my seat. This film is a modern masterpiece.
John Doe has the upper hand.. :(
"the world is a fine place and worth fighting for, I agree with the second part"
- 12 Angry Men
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- 25th Hour
- 3 Women
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
- The Godfather
- Seven Samurai
- The Godfather: Part II
- 12 Angry Men
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