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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.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Seven is David Fincher's masterpiece. In 1995 Fincher (the man responsible for Alien 3) was able to persuade someone in Hollywood to make a riveting thriller with ambiguous moral questions. Every frame of this film is dripping in Fincher's trademark style: slow camera pans, smart cuts, and polished scene construction all contribute to this fantastic masterwork. Fincher is known for being an immaculate director and this film may contain some of his cleanest cuts ever. Fincher combines his unique directing technique with a story of two men attempting to hang on to their morals whilst working in a world that is uniformly corrupt.
Fincher opens the film with an introduction to detective Emerson (Freeman). Emerson is steely and cold in…
If nothing else, I feel like everyone has to admit that Se7en has a perfect script. It is brilliantly structured to take you on the same journey with the detectives, always one step behind what John Doe will do next. And, as long as we're admitting the obvious, we also have to talk about David Fincher's amazing direction. The dark look of the film perfectly matches the tone, the shot selection always seems to be spot-on, and he deserves all the praise in the world for fighting the studio to keep the ending as written. While I will avoid spoiling that ending on the off chance someone hasn't seen it, it is a true masterpiece that adds so much weight…
Film 5 of my 2015 500 Film Challenge.
What a perfect detective thriller.
Excellent performances all around (Brad Pitt's box scene excluded).
One of those films I love more and more with each watch,
Ich vertrete die These, dass David Fincher unfähig ist, Gefühle zu empfinden. Folgerichtig ist Se7en sein Meisterwerk.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
As I sat down this afternoon to watch Se7en I had high hopes. It had on of my favorite directors in David Fincher, and one of my favorite actors in Kevin Spacey accompanied by Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, another two fantastic actors. I can tell you wholeheartedly I wasn’t disappointed, Kevin Spacey was terrifying as John Doe, a serial killer who believes he’s been chosen to commit these atrocities by a higher power. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman were also tremendous as two inner city detectives who have just become partners. In addition to the anslamble of terrific actors, the plot was well thought out and I enjoyed the shocking ending and closing words of the movie said by…
As taut and disturbing a crime thriller that was ever made, Se7en is one of the most accomplished films of the mid 1990s and stands as arguably the best film of David Fincher's career, even after all these years later.
The premise of the film is a rather unique one, and handled with great creativity by the script writer, Andrew Kevin Walker. Walker's script doesn't hold back any punches, reveling in the dark and twisted world that he has created. Thankfully, both director David Fincher and co-star Brad Pitt fought against New Line Cinema changing the gruesome and now iconic ending of the film, making sure that it didn't end on a half-hearted, studio mandated climax.
The aesthetic of the…
Just awesome, 'nuff said...
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…