• Seven (1995)


Release Date: 1995

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 1997

R |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

When retiring police Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) tackles a final case with the aid of newly transferred David Mills (Brad Pitt), they discover a number of elaborate and grizzly murders. They soon realize they are dealing with a serial killer (Kevin Spacey) who is targeting people he thinks represent one of the seven deadly sins. Somerset also befriends Mills' wife, Tracy (Gwyneth Paltrow), who is pregnant and afraid to raise her child in the crime-riddled city.

Cast: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, Richard Roundtree, John C. McGinley, Julie Araskog, Mark Boone Junior

Director: David Fincher

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Suspenseful, Wife, Tense, Police officer, Dark, Police station, Mystery, Murder, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    It's intriguing, appalling, savvy, nasty, grossly unsettling -- you may not like what you see, but you'll definitely be affected by the sight. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A dark, grisly, horrifying and intelligent thriller. show more

  • 75
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    Placing style above coherence, Seven glosses over plot points and shows a weakness for cheap, lurid effects. show more

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Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)
Nominated Best Foreign Film
Amandaprisen (1996)
Nominated Film Editing