john’s review published on Letterboxd:
Watched The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo yesterday so I can make a direct comparison of these two Fincher films. Se7en’s dialogue and flow in the first third aren’t as strong as TGWTDT’s but the second half is pretty much unmatched when it comes to the psychological thriller genre. The resolution is a classic. It was also interesting to see how different the filmmaking styles were. Dragon Tattoo’s is super slick while Se7en has a handful of handheld shots and feels more chaotic in general. I like both movies a lot but after this (long overdue) Se7en rewatch I give Dragon Tattoo the edge.