Director: David Fincher
Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker
Staring: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey
Release Date: September 22, 1995
Streaming: HBO MAX

What an amazing rewatch. Se7en is twisted, demented, and wonderfully crafted. The dinner scene between Somerset (Morgan Freeman), Mills (Brad Pitt) and Tracy (Gwyneth Paltrow) is just as interesting as the murder scenes. David Fincher is so good at what he does.

  • I actually raised my letter grading on this one from my original viewing. Was a B+ grade my first time watching, and now it is an A-. Still 4.5 stars.
  • The ending, so diabolical.
  • I wish Kevin Spacey wasn’t a terrible person so that I could praise his yelling of “DETECTIVE.” It is interesting that in that scene, Mills and Somerset are in front of an American flag when they turn around. Also how the villian serial killer is John Doe…the man of no name. Also how they don’t explicitly say the city they are in…it is a fictional one. I THINK maybe that Fincher and writer Andrew Kevin Walker is trying to make a point there…
  • The one obvious point is how John Doe being a literal no-name is symbolic for how evil can be all-around us, and be unnamed, and still wreak havoc.

STANKO RATING: A- (4.5/5 Stars)

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