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 world is a fine place, and it's worth fighting for. I used to agree with the second part. These days....not so much
Wow. All I can say is seven is a near flawless mystery thriller movie with amazing and Believeable performances. This movie was one of the most suspenseful movies I have ever seen, it literally had me on the edge of my seat. Seven is an extremely original and I'm really surprised I hadn't seen this movie! I loved Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt is fantastic! Every single actor in this film does a superb job. David Fincher is one of the most original and artistic directors living today. Im not even joking, this guy is a REAL director! He makes such original films with such interesting and unique characters, Fight Club is one of my all time favorites and this…
One of the most terrifying and disturbing films I've seen, but it was executed perfectly. The screenplay was magnificent and the plot unmatched. The characters, especially the killer were unique and fascinating. The ending was one of the best I've seen. It was so incredibly clever. If you like crime films, or even just films in general this is a must watch.
Ever since I first saw it back in 1995-96, Seven has been arguably my #2 favorite film. Gritty atmosphere, great acting, superb directing, intense story, and a shocking twist. I've seen the film dozens of times, maybe even a hundred times, but for some reason, I hadn't seen it in a couple of years. I decided to revisit it today, and boy, 20 years don't seem to leave a dent in it. I still found myself completely captivated by Mills and Somerset, and their quest to catch this killer; and those last 20-30 minutes? all these years, and I still was at the edge of my seat. What a great film all the way.
I find it hard to determine which Fincher masterpiece is better: Se7en or Fight Club. Se7en is deliciously dark and gloomy. It features Fincher's signature greenish film filter, to complete the sublime atmosphere. The classic intro sequence deserves a special mention. Morgan Freeman is the star of the show as far as I'm concerned.
According to wikipedia Fincher said SE7EN is "the kind of movie Friedkin might have made..."
Until now this was a gap in my viewing of Fincher's stuff. Seriously. I just made it under the 20 year anniversary.
What clunkiness. The apathy conversation in the bar is the standout example. What excessive BLADE RUNNER-ness. The kills ARE good ("No shit." - everybody) but very little is built to support its "big" payoff. Pffft. Now, I know everybody is dying to hear more of my thoughts on this beloved and two decade old movie, but I won't belabor it. Help me out. Maybe I needed to see it in the 90s...
Murder + Brad Pitt + [other spoilery similarities]?
THE COUNSELOR > SE7EN
One of the grittiest,most disturbing films ever conceived. It seemed like it came out of nowhere in 1995 and has not left the psyche of anyone whose seen it.
This was a film I wasn't sure if I'd seen beforehand. It turns out I hadn't, and given the fact I was four when some of this gruesome material was released, it's hardly a surprise.
Se7en, though a psychological thriller, displays the elements of horror much better than most horror films. The grim inner-city is depicted thoroughly, and the cacophonous streets, matched by an equally jagged soundtrack, are met by dark, grimy cinematography with the urban decay heightened by the constant rain.
The relationship between the detectives is an interesting one, and both have flaws which the other contrasts, making them work as a team despite their differences.
Most of the elements in this film are formulaic and can be…
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