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Se7en is one of my many "you've never seen that?" movies. There's only so much time in the day.

My worry, coming to it so late, was that it might be a victim of the oft-imitated innovator—sometimes when I watch an older, then-innovative movie, the key scenes or techniques have been copied or parodied so many times by later movies that I have seen that their power is diluted. And too, I had the impression that it was a gruesome movie and I was sure that the bar has been far raised by all the "torture porn" movies of late.

But fortunately, the movie is primary a character piece, I found, which holds up very well. And when it is horrific, it hints more than shows, leaving the worst to your imagination.

FuzzyCo grade: A