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"Nothing wrong with a man taking pleasure in his work. I won't deny my own personal desire to turn each sin against the sinner." Gluttony, greed, sloth, envy, wrath, pride, lust, everyone has a sin. For detectives William Somerset and David Mills they live among these sins, everyday, a crumbling city of crime all around them. But nothing can prepare the partners for the killings they are about to experience, all of which begins when they find a morbidly obese man who has died from the forced ingestion of spaghetti. What starts as one bizarre crime turns into a case of serial murders as a predator named John Doe begins to execute victims by paying homage to the "deadly sin" they represent. Directed by David Fincher and starring Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kevin Spacey, Seven is hailed by critics as, "An intensely claustrophobic, gut-wrenching thriller."
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Critics Consensus: A brutal, relentlessly grimy shocker with taut performances, slick gore effects, and a haunting finale.
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Common Sense Says
Grim, slick, shocking thriller. Older teens only.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this film contains graphic depictions of the aftermath of grisly murders involving the seven deadly sins. While none of this takes place on-screen, the vivid descriptions prove to be nearly as chilling. For example, an obese man is forced to eat until his stomach bursts. A man is forced to kill a prostitute by stabbing her reproductive organs with an 8-inch knife. A beauty queen's face is cut off. A lawyer must cut out his own stomach. A police officer's pregnant wife is beheaded. In the end, the line between good and evil is blurred, with evil more or less coming out on top.
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- Release Date:September 22, 1995
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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