Se7en (1995)

Se7en (1995) movie poster

Se7en (1995) movie story: Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the ‘seven deadly sins in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer’s mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his book-learned theories and follows his own gut instincts.

Thriller about two detectives (Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt) tracking down a serial murderer whose victims are all found guilty of some kind of sin in the Seven Deadly Sins.

David Mills (Brad Pitt) and William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) are homicide detectives who receive a call one night about a man with an unusual hobby: killing people. The killer is perfectly content to let the police know he has the upper hand over them, taking photos at each crime scene with clues for how they can catch him if they follow his instructions.

As Mills and Somerset try to figure out what makes this twisted psycho tick, they must rely on everything they have learned – both from their personal and professional lives – before it’s too late.

Se7en (1995) movie rotten tomatoes score: 81%

Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. It stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. McGinley, R. Lee Ermey, and Kevin Spacey. The film tells the story of David Mills (Pitt), a detective who partners with the retiring William Somerset (Freeman) to track down a serial killer (Spacey) who uses the seven deadly sins as a motif in his murders.

Seven was released theatrically on September 22, 1995, by New Line Cinema, and was a box office success, grossing $327 million worldwide. The film was positively received by critics; praise was given to Fincher’s direction, Dante Spinotti’s cinematography, Nelson Stoll’s production design, Andrew Kevin Walker’s screenplay. The film won Best Film Editing at the 68th Academy Awards.

Movies to watch if you like Se7en:

  • Memento
  • Identity
  • Leo
  • American Psycho
  • The Machinist

it was released at the worst time possible. On one hand, Pulp Fiction received all possible awards and renown in the film industry, on the other releases like Die Hard 4 or even Batman Forever were just around the corner. So it’s obvious that David Fincher’s movie did not get much attention from a wide audience. Critics’ praise was unanimous though – they hailed this artistic approach to thrillers and tried to compare new classics with some older masterpieces.