Reviewed by: Doug Stuart
|Featuring||Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, R. Lee Ermey|
|Producer||Phyllis Carlyle, William C. Gerrity, Arnold Kipelson|
|Distributor||New Line Cinema|
If there is a movie that depicts the world’s recognition of a depraved society, “Se7en” is the movie. If there is a rival to “Silence of the Lambs”, “Se7en” is the movie. And if there is ever a movie that has a stunning climax, “Se7en” is the movie.
Detectives Somerset (Freeman) and Mills (Pitt) are set together on a case that finds them not only on the streets, in the dwellings of the victims, but in the library. Searching for clues to the seven deadly sins that are linked to each murder. Stunning and shocking clues that lead the two detectives to the next murder. Timely, exacting, and worst of all, patient, is the killer.
While the rating is given primarily for “grisly afterviews of horrific and bizarre killings,” without it the language would give it the same rating. Many F-words, profane name-calling, and blaphemous references to Jesus and God. While I don’t believe violence must be a biblically offensive matter, nor some off-color language, taking the Lord’s name must definitely be offensive to the Christian viewer.
Certainly not for children, as the MPA has set forth. If you are easily grossed out, or are at all squeamish, avoid this film. If you couldn’t stand the graphic detail of “Silence of the Lambs”, this is a bit worse on film.