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Not so much 'horror' as disturbing
Member Name: biobaby11
Date: 07/07/00, updated on 08/07/00 (13 review reads)
Advantages: brilliant acting, doesn't use simple gore to make an impact
No matter how gory or 'horror flickesque' the film, there are few which are as chilling as this one. Starring a predominantly all star cast of Brad Pitt as a new cop, Morgan Freeman as an experienced one, Gwyneth Paltrow as Pitt's wife and Kevin Spacey as a deranged yet very clever murderer, this is most definitely one of my favourite films.
The plot is starts with the rather unusual death of an overweight man, who seems to have died from literally eating too much. Then the cause becomes even more confusing as Pitt and Freeman discover the word 'greed' carved on a wall. Further murders ensue, each one linked to one of the seven deadly sins (and no I can't ane them all!) and you find yourself becoming drawn in and trying to work out exactly what will come next.
The relationship between Pitt and Freeman also develops as their hunt does, preventing the film from becoming a pure game of cat and mouse. It's quite a long film, but you are still left unprepared for the climax though the characters have been so well prepared by this stage you really feel for them. Spacey's character is eceptionally chilling, prompting the question of exactly how should sin be dealt with, and with excellent acting, "Seven" isn't so much gory as very disturbing, and I would highly recommend you see it, especially if no-one has told you all the details.