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.
Brad Pitt is pretty bad in this, huh
I've seen this movie so many times, but not in a while. Throughout the past year I've rewatched a ton of movies and gained such a different perspective just because im reevaluating them during a totally new portion of my life. This is kind of how se7en went down for me when I rewatched it. Picking up on new things and leaving behind old ones My focus just changed. This isnt bad, and I dont dislike the movie because of it, but it makes the experience so much more interesting.
This was the first time I'd seen this film, I wanted to watch it because it was one of the only Fincher movies I hadn't seen. I liked the film because I generally am really interested in crime procedurals, and I really admired how detailed the sets were, but overall this movie left me feeling disgusted and horrified. I suppose those are merits of the film, however, as it conveys its messages clearly. Acting, script, storyline, and set design were all spectacular, although the directing, blocking, editing, and music was rather jerky and choppy, and the subject matter, obviously, extremely disturbing.
good film yes
Se7en's greatest factor is its twist ending, but once you know it, the weak acting, hopeless premise and dark, dark direction makes it depressing to re-watch.
My favorite movie. Still.
Se7en is a dark, disturbing film that is worth it for many reasons. The performances, specifically from Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey, are great, although the script is even better.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
What city is Se7en supposed to take place in? This is the question that plagued me during much of the two-hour running time. Wikipedia says 'presumably New York City,' but I don't buy it at all.
I know that Pitt and Freeman meet up with an FBI guy at a place called (generically enough) New York Pizza, but it seems unlikely to me that a NYC pizza establishment would call itself New York Pizza. Also—when they take the drive at the end of the movie—it looks like an arid or semi-arid climate.
Early on, my gut instinct was, 'Oh, this is San Francisco, right?' (Yes, my gut instinct talks to itself in full sentences. Doesn't yours?) But then I reconsidered...…
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