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memento_mori - wrote on 06/28/2013
What makes Se7en so brilliant is because at the time of release, no one expecting it to be any good.
In fact, a lot of people were anticipating it to be terrible, and then David Fincher and Andrew Kevin Walker's genius traits did the magic, and every mouth dropped.
Fincher is one of my favorite visual directors, and his visualization of humanity is so pessimistic and fascinating, it makes me sick to my stomach.
Every prop, every street, every detail of the set shouted ugly and hopeless, and when something as simple as the plains of a desert can induce that, it has my highest praise.
It's practically a prelude to Fight Club, tackling everything in general first. The homeless, the murder, the prostitution, the crime overall and of course the sin of human.
I especially liked the …
Yojimbo - wrote on 01/13/2012
A retiring detective and his young successor investigate a series of bizarre murders based on the seven deadly sins. The lukewarm reception for David Fincher's debut Alien 3 resulted in most writing him off as another style over substance hack from the MTV generation, but boy did he learn from his mistakes. No-one was expecting his follow up to be much of interest; let alone a virtual modern masterpiece. Fincher had clearly been studying the stylistic hallmarks of Ridley Scott, and the dark, brooding atmosphere crossed with artistic visuals are very much in his tradition. Although the formula of world-weary educated gentleman cop teamed up with a young hot head is hardly an original one, excellent performances and intelligent writing steer the material clear of cliche, and the imagery of …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 08/15/2011
A film about solving a gruesome murder using the 7 deadly sins (each victim symbolizes gluttony, greed, pride, sloth, lust, envy, and wrath). The retiring Detective William R. Somerset (Morgan Freeman) teams up with the up and comer cocky cop David Mills (Brad Pitt). Detective Somerset is invited to meet David’s wife Tracy (Gwyneth Paltrow) and eventually informs him of plans of having an abortion. William consoles Tracy by doing the best thing by not informing her husband, and to “soil the child every chance you get” if she decides to keep it. John Doe, the criminal mastermind, eventually surrenders himself at a police station. Great lines from the picture: William Somerset – “Ernest Hemingway once wrote: "The world is a fine place, and worth fighting for." I agree with the second …
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The Film Rebel - wrote on 01/24/2011
David Fincher has established so much credibility over the years, he's become one of the greatest filmmakers of our time. He's found himself among the ranks of such class acts as Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino. Films such as Fight Club and Zodiac has proved he has the chops to make a great film, whether it be action (Fight Club), mystery (Zodiac), or drama (Social Network). And Se7en...well...it just proves my point even further.
Se7en focuses on two detectives: Hot shot David Mills (Brad Pitt) and soon to be retired David Somerset (Morgan Freeman). Their job: find serial killer John Doe. But it won't be easy. Each of Doe's victims has commited one of the seven deadly sins (Sloth, pride, gluttony, greed, envy, wrath, and lust) and Doe uses unique ways to kill them and is …
Owtkast - wrote on 08/26/2008
Gothic, shocking, suspenseful, disturbing and clever, `Seven' marked a new beginning for director David Fincher's career. This dark tale of murder and crime revolves around two detectives in present New York city played by two brilliant actors `Brad Pitt' and `Morgan Freeman' who are paired together to solve a puzzle of murder that is at the hands of a man who kills regarding to the seven deadly sins. Both actors displayed striking performances that are so sharp and realistic sometimes you have to remind yourself that's its all acting. David Fincher's masterpiece really gives us an opportunity of a lifetime, maybe it's one that we don't all wish to share, but by seeing this movie you will experience a glimpse of the horrors that this world is filled with, and a small piece of mind of a …
LeopardExplosion - wrote on 08/24/2008
A Crime Drama needs special additives to the film to make it work. You need intelligence present in the writing, great actors, an interesting plot that'll make you think. Drama, style, and realism. Se7en, takes all these components of a great drama, and combines them for what is a modern masterpiece in moviemaking.
Directed by David Fincher, who directed FIGHT CLUB I might add, this film puts you in the action in a story about Det.Somerset(Freeman), a retiring detective from the force, and Det.Mills(Pitt), The Detective taking Somerset's current job. When they are sent on seperate cases, they realize it has formed as one, and a serial killer is 5 kills away from his masterpiece. John Doe(Spacey), is a serial killer commiting murders according to the Seven Deadly Sins.
Somerset and …
Franz Patrick - wrote on 02/16/2008
I actually saw this picture about four times now because I failed to see a timeless psychological thriller time and time again. I guess four is the magic number because I now see what the hype is all about. Kudos to Brad Pitt for making light of serious situations and Morgan Freeman for providing a character that we can root for from beginning to end. The dialogue is crisp and often has double meanings; things that are unsaid are equally powerful such as the characters' body languages and the secrets that they keep in their eyes. Even though everyone knows the ending, for me, that's not what made this movie so good. It was the journey and how as each minute passes by, the stakes get higher and higher to the point of overkill. I can't believe I'm about to say it: I love this movie!
JayFilmCrave - wrote on 09/01/2007
Se7en works on you. It grates you down and you don't see it coming. It's the kind of film that truly works on you because of how far it actually takes you. Imagine someone slowly creeping up on you, you hear this person, and slightly laugh to yourself because you know you can scare him. You calmly wait for the right moment and you turn around, yelling "Boo!" There's no one there, but you're positive you heard someone you turn back around and look all around you, still no one. You walk just a bit further and you turn your head back and the moment you do he jumps in front of you holding a bat. You nearly piss your pants. That's kind of what se7en does on an emotional and psychological level. I will say this movie is not for people who are easily horrified at the depravity of the …