This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
claira curtis’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
Me, at the end of Se7en, after my friends let me gush in the groupchat about how much I loved Gwyneth Paltrow’s character for over half the runtime, without even slightly warning me about what was to come. (You know who you are...)
Jeez! What a watch. I love a good crime thriller and Se7en delivers just that in tenfold. I’m actually really happy I didn’t know what was coming. So many of the most impactful contributions to film are ones I’m getting to really late and usually I already have the ending spoiled (i.e. The Truman Show, Fight Club). I see a lot of what worked well here refined and used in more masterful ways in Fincher’s later works and that’s an exciting thing to notice for sure!
While an extremely well done movie, I’d still set it lower on my personal rankings of Fincher’s work. Not because it’s bad or less than, more because his other films are so good.
Again, I loved this. I feel like I have nothing to contribute to the discourse considering how late to the game I am. Also I’m too emotionally distraught still over Tracy to write anything more coherent than “it was really good”, so...
It was really good.