Saturday, September 3, 2011

21. Seven (Se7en)

Title:        Seven (Se7en)
Year:        1995
Genre:      Serial Killer

Type:        A-Movie
Run Time: 127

Theatrical MPAA Rating: R-Rated

Cast: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey 
         Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey

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Seven deadly sins, Seven ways to die.

Brad Pitt (Ocean's 11, Fight Club) and Morgan Freeman (The Sum of All Fears, Kiss the Girls) star in a searing psychological thriller about two detectives on the trail of a vicious serial killer who chooses his victims according to the seven deadly sins.

This riveting classic also stars Academy Award - winner Gwyneth Paltrow and is directed by David Fincher (The Panic Room, Fight Club). Seven "will knock you out of your seat!" - NBC-TV, Los Angeles.

Detailed Synopsis
Personal Thoughts

My fascination (one could even say man crush) with David Fincher's work actually began in 1992 with his directorial feature debut of Alien 3. His eye for dark grimy settings and scenes ... his imagination for creepy, daunting atmospheric environments, lured me in from the very beginning ... which Seven, (his next film after Alien 3) absolutely takes to another level.

Seven (as the synopsis above states), is a film about two detectives hot in pursuit of a notorious serial killer, one who (under the notion that he's doing the work of God) will stop at nothing until his work is complete ... making his final heinous act one that very few people will forget!    

Se7en is one of my personal all-time favorites. Though it's spawned a few copycats and ripoff style films, I still consider Se7en the top of the chain when it comes to serial killer/thriller style movies. Great acting, good cinematography, wonderful atmosphere, terrific ending, leaves little more to be desired from a film of this kind.

I saw this movie for the first time in theaters back in 1995 (per the request of my girlfriend at the time). I went into the movie knowing absolutely nothing about it (I hadn't seen the trailer nor did I know who was in the movie ... I didn't even know David Fincher directed it)... well, we left with our movie watching appetites completely satisfied, and we left talking about the movie for the rest of the night!

In Closing: It kept me entertained, it kept me on the edge of my seat, it kept me in an investigative mode (playing sofa detective, trying to guess who the perpetrator was) and it also kept me interested all the way to the very end, which is why I'm making this my 18th movie recommendation. It's definitely a good one to watch if you missed it, haven't seen it in a while, or if you're stuck in the house on a cold, rainy day, with nothing better to do.

What I liked:

- The Acting
- The Atmosphere and Ambience
- The Dark Grimy settings
- The ending

What I didn't like:

- Brad Pitt's acting/character got on my nerves at times
My Ratings

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