deranged murderer John Doe (Kevin Spacey) commits 7 horrific murders
in the style of the seven deadly sins, but leaves the seventh one
for 7 o'clock in horror postal delivery climax...
investigation led by Detective Lt. William Somerset (Morgan Freeman)
and Detective David Mills (Brad Pitt).
our panel of critics thought
horrible nightmare of nutty murders and then Mr Spacey makes it
sound so reasonable at the end. Horror of horrors! Thankfully there
is a happy brain explodey ending or I could not have slept for a
week. A joy!"
- there are few actresses who would have agreed to putting their
heads in such a small box like that. Well done, your future career
looks as bright and rosy as ever!"
dear, I have poor eyesight and, due to the darkness of this movie,
I managed to see very little of it. I could hear the gun shots and
swear words however. I must admit I did enjoy it, Brad Pitt's voice
has been deepened to graveled levels of deepness. Bravisimo!"
superbly James Dean like performance from our Brad - thankfully
he never gets to drive."
Please tell me the ending
Doe turns himself in to police after a chase which almost kills
David Mills (Doe has the gun to David's head but does not pull the
has murdered six people as they represent six of the seven deadly
sins (gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, pride, lust). He kills Mill's
wife (Tracy Mills - Gwyneth Paltrow) and says he killed her due
to envy. He gets her head delivered in a box in the middle of nowhere
at 7 o'clock...
shoots Doe in the head.
Dr Bravisimo-Encore II Movie Review
exemplary, dark, movie.
that old senior cop about to retire and
having to handle the young cop routine. It was presumably
fresher when this movie came out (although Lethal Weapon fans probably
complained). But, even so, the routine works well here, it is suitably
cast and the combination is effective. Was Brad Pitt ever this young?
Folks, here he is a pup's pup!
plot sets out to shock and the first hour is truly grisly and seemingly
pointless until the last hour in which we get to hear the voice
of the murderer - an unexceptional man who is doing what he believes
to be an exceptional thing. A man so upset by society's depravity
that to get the attention of that society he decides not to 'tap
it on its shoulder', but to 'take a sledge hammer to it'.
Lord works in mysterious ways."
I shave off a nipple, could I put in a claim?"
the crimes committed are terrible, the relationship between Pitt
and Freeman is engrossing and it is this which pulls us through.
Not a pleasant movie to watch, although by this time in its history
you have probably seen a couple of copy cat movies like this.
Date of Review
11 , 2003.