Se7en Movie Review


“Seven” is a 1995 crime thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. The film takes place in an unnamed city where it’s always raining and crime is a way of life. The film focuses on two detectives trying to track down a serial killer. Detective Somerset (Morgan Freeman) is a veteran who is about to retire and is partnered with hot-headed rookie David Mills (Brad Pitt). Mills is newly transferred, and has just moved in with his wife Tracy (Gwyneth Paltrow).

The two detectives investigate a series of gruesome murders that are related somehow. They soon realize that the killer is using the seven deadly sins as his M.O., and is killing one person for each sin — but there are no witnesses or fingerprints to help them find the killer.

Tracy confides to Somerset that she is pregnant and hasn’t told Mills. Tracy is very unhappy with life in the city and feels it is no place to raise a child. Somerset sympathizes, having had a similar experience with his ex-girlfriend and advises her to tell Mills only if she plans to keep the child.

Seven might be my all time favorite movie because you never know what’s going to happen. A lot of movies with good guys and bad guys are predictable, but that is not the case with Seven. It’s psychological, each victim he choses is very accurate to the sin he thinks they represent. The ending is totally shocking and one of the most famous scenes of all time.

Seven is dark and scary, so you probably should see it with somebody who has already seen it. The crime scenes are very gruesome and gory. It’s a great movie, but if horror movies are not your thing, then you probably shouldn’t see it.

Seven was just added to Netflix recently. The film has an 8.6 rating on IMDB and a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film was nominated for the Best Film Editing Oscar award.