A film about two homicide detectives' desperate hunt for a serial killer who justifies his crimes as absolution for the world's ignorance of the Seven Deadly Sins. The movie takes us from the tortured remains of one victim to the next as the sociopathic "John Doe" sermonizes to Detectives Sommerset and Mills -- one sin at a time. The sin of Gluttony comes first and the murderer's terrible capacity is graphically demonstrated in the dark and subdued tones characteristic of film noir. The seasoned and cultured but jaded Sommerset researches the Seven Deadly Sins in an effort to understand the killer's modus operandi while the bright but green and impulsive Detective Mills scoffs at his efforts to get inside the mind of a killer... Written by
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The autopsy of the first killing, as originally scripted, was incorrect according to the research of makeup man Rob Bottin (who viewed a real human autopsy as part of his prep work). The scene was truncated from the original script and shows only the sewn-up corpse of Gluttony, not the actual autopsy. See more »
Mills gets out of a bed with only a quilted mattress cover. He puts on his shirt and tie and walks back to the bed which now has a sheet on it. See more »
Neighbors heard them screaming at each other, like for two hours, and it was nothing new. Then they heard the gun go off, both barrels. Crime of passion.
Yeah, just look at all the passion on that wall.
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SPOILER: Kevin Spacey's name is not included in the opening titles to keep the John Doe intrigue going. To compensate, he is listed twice in the closing credits: once before the credits start rolling and once in the rolling credits in order of appearance. See more »
Dark and disturbing thriller that will stay with you for ever.
Rarely there has been a movie with such a good dark and chilling
atmosphere. I even see this movie more as an horror movie than as a
thriller because of that.
"Se7en" is unique in many ways. The movies mood is already set right
from the beginning on. The movie starts dark, intense, chilling and
mysterious, a mood that is present throughout the entire movie. It's
very depressing to watch and I mean that in a positive way of the
meaning of the word. The mood is set by good camera work and lighting,
or better said, the lack of it. The music from acclaimed composer
Howard Shore also adds to the chilling atmosphere.
Unlike many other movies from the same genre, the movie is slow paced
and takes it time to develop the characters without falling into some
obvious cliché's. The two main characters played by Morgan Freeman and
Brad Pitt are presented as an unlikely police-couple that are different
in many ways from each other but in a way that is also what makes them
such a great couple. Brad Pitt for once has the opportunity to play
more than just the pretty boy and he does it with success. Kevin Spacey
truly plays a bone chilling character, almost just as legendary and
chilling as Hannibal Lecter. I would very much like to see the two of
them put in the same room, just to see who would make it out alive.
Further more it was great to see R. Lee Emrey again as the police
The movie is filled with some truly gross, sickening and horrifying
scene's, this seriously ain't no kids stuff! The movie has some of the
most sickening murders I have ever seen featured in a movie. But it
aren't just only the gross scene's that are good, there are also some
scene's that are made with lot's of beauty and profession such as the
Dark and chilling movie that you will never forget also thanks to the
ending which I will not spoil for you. A real must see.
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