(1995)

Critic Reviews

65

Metascore

Based on 22 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Chicago Sun-Times
A dark, grisly, horrifying and intelligent thriller.
88
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
It's intriguing, appalling, savvy, nasty, grossly unsettling -- you may not like what you see, but you'll definitely be affected by the sight.
78
Austin Chronicle
A very nasty piece of work, indeed.
75
Entertainment Weekly
This homicide thriller has a tantalizingly morbid atmosphere of unease.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Placing style above coherence, Seven glosses over plot points and shows a weakness for cheap, lurid effects.
75
ReelViews
While Seven lacks the cleverness of the superior "Usual Suspects," it's strong enough to hold its own against most other thrillers.
70
Noticeable skill has gone into the making of Seven, but it's hard to take much pleasure in that.
70
Rolling Stone
It's not the identity of the killer that gives Seven its kick -- it's the way Fincher raises mystery to the level of moral provocation.
70
An accomplished thriller that's nasty, brutish and relatively short.
63
USA Today
Director David Fincher shovels on more gloom than even the serial killer genre can sustain in the murkily moody, but self-defeating, Seven.
63
Chicago Tribune
It's a misfire--but a fascinating, magnetic misfire, a film full of first-rate talents forced into absurdity, struggling to bring believability to nonsense. [22 September 1995, Friday, p. C]
50
San Francisco Examiner
While the premise is intriguing, the movie is gluey, bumbling and singularly un-thrilling.

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