Ok movie, pretty gruesome and action. I expected a lot better movie from these 2. A soon to be retired detective along witha newly transferred guy. They try to solve murders being commited by the 7 deadly sins.
It's a great movie. I agree, and I must admit, I was let down by the conclusion. Though I'd heard there was a twist, this one was so foreshadowed as to be unsatisfying. I could have stopped watching halfway through, but I stuck it out to see if the buzz lived up to the expectations. A generous 6/10 is all it gets.
Prepare yourself for an up-close-and-personal wallow in the most brutally repugnant murders imaginable. Sadists, masochists and necromancers should love it. For me it was about as enjoyable as a dive into a sewer.
'Seven' is one of the most self-defeating movies I have ever seen. Despite its pretentious attempt at pseudo-philosophy, it is remarkably shallow upon closer examination, and quickly degenerates into a quagmire of bleak nihilism and self-serving darkness which do nothing to carry the film. Main characters have redeeming qualities and are a bright spot in an otherwise extremely bleak landscape, but the ending mercilessly puts out even that tiny spark of hope in the most cruel way imaginable. In this sense, it make one wonder why that film was made in the first place and for whom - after all, its relentlessly nihilistic orientation and exploitation of vile brutality are of the ****, wearisome quality which I find difficult to believe anyone would enjoy. That's what this movie truly is - a relentless, pitiless march into the dark with no variety and no redemption. As such, we might coin a new term to describe 'Seven' and its ilk - 'cynsploitation' - stories which are dark, futile and edgy not in order to make a halfway intelligent point about anything, but to use those tropes for shock value.