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Detective William Sommerset and his new partner, Detective David Mills, are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer, who they eventually uncover, is making statements by staging his victims as tableaus of the Seven Deadly Sins.

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PAUSE for kids age 16
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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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.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about horror movies. How is this movie different than a slasher film? What makes it disturbing? Is it any less chilling because the violence is not shown on screen?

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4 stars

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- fernandorafael, Friday, October 29, 2010

5 stars

Wow this movie was good. A really smart thriller. I don't like this as much as Fight Club but this is still an amazing movie. I had seen the end to this movie when this was on HBO when it was almost finished a while ago and just saw the full movie recently. I still loved the movie anyway though. This is my third favorite movie by David Fincher. An excellent movie. Grade: A

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Monday, October 4, 2010

5 stars

Excellent mood, tone, and, atmosphere highlight this grim and grisly thriller about a killer with and interesting and thought provoking MO. The general concept is quite interesting, and is done quite well. Plus, there's actually lots of depth, character development, and great acting, so it makes everything all the more gripping and poiwerful. God bless David Fincher. Alien 3 wasn't really his fault, but this fully redeemed him anyway.

- cosmo313, Sunday, August 22, 2010