88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
It's intriguing, appalling, savvy, nasty, grossly unsettling -- you may not like what you see, but you'll definitely be affected by the sight.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A dark, grisly, horrifying and intelligent thriller.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Placing style above coherence, Seven glosses over plot points and shows a weakness for cheap, lurid effects.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This homicide thriller has a tantalizingly morbid atmosphere of unease.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
While Seven lacks the cleverness of the superior "Usual Suspects," it's strong enough to hold its own against most other thrillers.
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70

TV Guide

An accomplished thriller that's nasty, brutish and relatively short.
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70

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's not the identity of the killer that gives Seven its kick -- it's the way Fincher raises mystery to the level of moral provocation.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It's a misfire--but a fascinating, magnetic misfire, a film full of first-rate talents forced into absurdity, struggling to bring believability to nonsense. [22 September 1995, Friday, p. C]
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Director David Fincher shovels on more gloom than even the serial killer genre can sustain in the murkily moody, but self-defeating, Seven.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

While the premise is intriguing, the movie is gluey, bumbling and singularly un-thrilling.
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65 out of 100
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