Seven (Se7en)
Seven (Se7en) (1995)

Director David Fincher's dark, stylish thriller ranks as one of the decade's most influential box-office successes. Set in a hellish vision of a New York-like city, where it is always raining and the air crackles with impending… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 14, 1997
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79%
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95%



Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A brutal, relentlessly grimy shocker with taut performances, slick gore effects, and a haunting finale.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Unfortunately, most of the scenes in Seven are unlikely, which means that by the end of the movie the duo is battling not just an insane killer but an off-the-wall screenwriter.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

The reason to see Seven, which is decidedly not for the faint of stomach, is not for the punishment of sin, but the many virtues of Freeman's contribution.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

After 20 years and countless copycats, hasn't lost any of its unnerving, devastating nihilistic power.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

There's none of the humor that takes the sting out of slasher movies, and certainly none of the psychology and depth that made The Silence of the Lambs such an intellectual thriller.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

The odd thing about Seven, however, is that except for its facile, familiar and ridiculously gimmicky plot, it's a pretty involving murder mystery.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Although the story isn't original, it's powerfully directed by David Fincher, and Morgan Freeman gives another of his superbly understated performances.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Were it not for the gravity and thoughtfulness of Morgan Freeman's performance as a retiring policeman, and the third-act appearance of its bizarre villain, Seven would be unendurable.

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Carol Buckland
CNN.com

The movie is riveting in a gut-twisting way, but I, myself, would not call it "entertaining."

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Rod Dreher
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The two actors misfire here: Freeman is so low-key he's almost drowsy, and Pitt jumps around like a chihuahua to no effect. It doesn't help that the sound mix is so murky that much of their dialogue sinks into the murk.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
Josh Lewis
Se7en is a worthwhile crime thriller thanks to solid performances, an intriguing mystery plot, and a memorable finale that will have you on the edge of your… More
Nikhil Nandu
This movie is brilliantly dark and superbly acted. I haven't seen horror movies that have left me this terrified by the end. The movie sticks with you in… More
xGary Xx
A retiring detective and his young successor investigate a series of bizarre murders based on the seven deadly sins. The lukewarm reception for David… More
Al S
This is the real deal. A masterpiece in every way. A superb first-rate edge of your seat physiological thriller. It's grim, stylish, well written and… More
Sam Barnett
The most remarkable thing about "Seven" is that, despite its brutally bleak tone, the film never wavers. It never lets up in any aspect, from the… More
Samuel Riley
David Fincher's Crime/Thriller is possibly his greatest work on film. With a superb cast of Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow and *SPOILER… More