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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.
A film I love more each I watch it. It's a film that's genius is all in what it doesn't show you: the grotesque murders and settings are all the worse because you can imagine what came before or what lingers outside the frame. Fincher's aesthetics are on the razors edge here. One of my favourite thrillers; bleak and profoundly pessimistic.
now THIS is a thriller
ps: morgan freeman eu te amooo
I don't know... It didn't grip me in the way i had hoped it would. My expectations might have been higher than the film could live up to. Freeman, Pitt and Palthrow all give good performances in their roles and there is a good deal of mystery and comedy in it but i did not find it overly thrilling. i really liked the ending though that was pretty fun ;-)
"I seem to remember us knocking on your door."
"Oh, that's right. And I seem to remember breaking your face."
The side effect of me seeing this (a) 21 years after its initial release and (b) after having seen almost every other David Fincher film is that I can't help but see everything with one eye on the rear view. As is, it's a patient slow-burn thriller with an almost cartoonishly oppressive atmosphere, a classic coat-and-fedora gumshoe movie with a cold, contemptful heart. But in retrospective it feels like a first step, a dry run for better movies; the gamification of paranoia is perfected and thrillingly literalized in The Game, where it becomes not just a roadmap of character psychology, but the whole damn framework of the film. The arch urban misanthropy fits more snugly in a black-comedy whatsit like…
A gut-splittingly funny buddy cop comedy. Great for family movie night.
An incredible mystery film with great performance from the entire cast and it has one of the best endings in cinema history. Probably my 3rd favorite Fincher film, I loved how the film was paced and how it slowly built up to the climax. I highly recommend it!
*What's in the box!!!!*
If I had seen this movie 20 years ago, this would've been the dopest shit that my eight year old brain had witnessed. I can't say I didn't like Se7en, but it didn't exactly make me love it either. How can you care about people being killed, when they have no screen time beforehand, or even a back story? I guess the the seven deadly sins theme was supposed to make me think the movie was deep. Or something.
Either way, NOW I KNOW WHAT'S IN THE BOX! And I also know how corny I am.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is a rewatch for me and it was just as enjoyable as the first time. One of my favorites by Fincher and also one of the best suspense/mysteries I have ever seen.
However, this rewatch had me questioning John Doe's philosophy. So, let me get this straight. The way I took it, John's perfect plan would look like this: The first five sinners had to pay for lust, gluttony, pride, greed and sloth. That leaves us with envy and wrath. John Doe himself had to pay for envying Mills' wife and then if Mills would shoot Doe, he would be left with wrath. In Doe's perfect plan, I think his intention was (and this is where I might be…