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one_CD
of_IN
the_DT
more_DT
unusual_JJ
and_CC
suggestively_RB
violent_JJ
films_NNS
ever_RB
made_VBN
,_,
"_"
se7en_???
"_"
is_BEZ
just_RB
a_DT
few_DT
steps_NNS
away_RB
from_IN
brilliance_NN
._.
however_RB
,_,
those_DT
few_DT
steps_NNS
away_RB
are_BER
only_RB
a_DT
few_DT
steps_NNS
from_IN
a_DT
level_NN
of_IN
evil_JJ
and_CC
depravity_NN
that_CS
few_DT
people_NN
want_VB
to_IN
discuss_VB
._.
the_DT
film_NN
received_VBD
mixed_JJ
reviews_NNS
upon_IN
release_NN
,_,
but_CC
there_EX
's_BEZ
an_DT
underlying_JJ
sinister_JJ
appeal_NN
and_CC
intrigue_NN
to_IN
this_DT
that_DT
many_DT
critics_NNS
perhaps_RB
did_DOD
not_XNOT
notice_VB
._.
at_IN
times_NNS
it_PP
gets_VBZ
preachy_JJ
about_IN
the_DT
horrors_NNS
it_PP
seems_VBZ
to_IN
be_BE
criticizing_CS
,_,
but_CC
the_DT
script_NN
and_CC
the_DT
ultimate_JJ
pay-off_NN
are_BER
excellent_JJ
._.
the_DT
shocking_JJ
conclusion_NN
is_BEZ
just_RB
as_IN
unpredictable_JJ
as_CS
the_DT
endings_NNS
of_IN
most_DT
films_NNS
are_BER
predictable_JJ
._.
this_DT
piece_NN
of_IN
work_NN
is_BEZ
100_CD
%_NN
intensity_NN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
uncomfortable_JJ
to_TO
watch_VB
,_,
yet_RB
compelling_JJ
._.
"_"
i_PP
want_VB
not_XNOT
to_TO
look_VB
,_,
yet_RB
i_PP
cannot_NN
turn_VB
away_RB
._.
"_"
the_DT
story_NN
creeps_VBZ
along_IN
slowly_RB
and_CC
deliberately_RB
,_,
crafted_VBN
by_IN
visionary_JJ
director_NN
david_NP
fincher_NN
._.
he_PP
has_HVZ
experience_NN
in_IN
tantalizing_VBG
his_PP$
audience_NN
with_IN
information_NN
and_CC
visions_NNS
,_,
but_CC
not_XNOT
giving_VBG
away_RB
too_RB
much_DT
too_RB
soon_RB
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
the_DT
guy_NN
who_WP
directed_VBD
the_DT
ominous_JJ
"_"
alien_NN
3_CD
"_"
._.
"_"
se7en_???
"_"
is_BEZ
even_RB
more_DT
ominous_JJ
because_CS
the_DT
threat_NN
is_BEZ
real_JJ
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
human_JJ
and_CC
,_,
while_CS
the_DT
script_NN
takes_VBZ
some_DT
artistic_JJ
licence_NN
,_,
the_DT
way_NN
in_IN
which_WDT
the_DT
diabolical_JJ
killer_NN
works_NN
here_RB
is_BEZ
actually_RB
realistic_JJ
._.
that_CS
is_BEZ
,_,
if_CS
a_DT
human_JJ
being_NN
could_MD
be_BE
so_RB
intelligent_JJ
,_,
patient_JJ
,_,
wealthy_JJ
,_,
and_CC
disillusioned_VBN
._.
after_IN
the_DT
most_DT
bizarre_JJ
opening_NN
credits_NNS
i've_???
ever_RB
seen_VBN
(_(
refreshingly_RB
different_JJ
in_IN
editing_NN
style_NN
and_CC
musical_JJ
accompaniment_NN
)_)
,_,
the_DT
initial_JJ
character_NN
development_NN
takes_VBZ
place_NN
._.
morgan_NP
freeman_NN
stars_NNS
as_IN
detective_NN
william_NP
somerset_NP
,_,
a_DT
knowledgeable_JJ
veteran_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
ready_JJ
to_TO
give_VB
up_RP
on_IN
his_PP$
job_NN
and_CC
the_DT
sickness_NN
of_IN
society_NN
._.
brad_NP
pitt_NP
co-stars_NNS
as_IN
detective_NN
david_NP
mills_NP
,_,
the_DT
young_JJ
hotshot_NN
who_WP
is_BEZ
brand_NN
new_JJ
to_IN
this_DT
unnamed_JJ
city_NN
and_CC
full_JJ
of_IN
fury_NN
to_IN
catch_NN
the_DT
bad_JJ
guys_NNS
._.
these_DT
two_CD
fine_JJ
actors_NNS
give_VB
the_DT
film_NN
its_PP$
human_JJ
qualities_NNS
(_(
along_IN
with_IN
the_DT
appealing_JJ
gwyneth_NP
paltrow_NN
,_,
who_WP
plays_VBZ
tracy_NP
,_,
mills_NP
'_"
wife_NN
)_)
._.
however_RB
,_,
none_PN
of_IN
them_PP
stands_VBZ
out_RP
above_IN
the_DT
material_NN
._.
no_DT
disrespect_NN
intended_VBN
,_,
but_CC
two_CD
other_JJ
actors_NNS
could_MD
have_HV
played_VBN
these_DT
parts_NNS
and_CC
the_DT
film_NN
probably_RB
would_MD
have_HV
been_BEN
about_IN
the_DT
same_DT
._.
an_DT
ironic_JJ
note_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
somerset_NP
has_HVZ
only_RB
a_DT
week_NN
(_(
or_CC
7_CD
,_,
that_CS
's_BEZ
seven_CD
,_,
days_NNS
)_)
left_VBD
on_IN
the_DT
force_NN
to_IN
train_NN
his_PP$
young_JJ
protege_NN
._.
the_DT
title_NN
of_IN
the_DT
picture_NN
also_RB
refers_VBZ
to_IN
the_DT
7_CD
deadly_JJ
sins_NNS
,_,
as_CS
chronicled_VBN
by_IN
john_NP
milton_NP
in_IN
"_"
paradise_NN
lost_VBD
"_"
--gluttony_NN
,_,
greed_NN
,_,
sloth_NN
,_,
lust_NN
,_,
pride_NN
,_,
envy_NN
,_,
&_???
wrath_NN
._.
incidentally_RB
,_,
i_PP
wrote_VBD
the_DT
sins_NNS
in_IN
order_NN
of_IN
how_WRB
each_DT
victim_NN
was_BEDZ
found_VBN
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
last_OD
two_CD
sins_NNS
that_CS
are_BER
the_DT
most_DT
intriguing_JJ
and_CC
shocking_JJ
,_,
but_CC
i_PP
won't_MD
give_VB
that_DT
away_RB
._.
as_CS
i_PP
said_VBD
,_,
this_DT
has_HVZ
a_DT
great_JJ
ending_NN
and_CC
no_DT
one_CD
should_MD
spoil_VB
it_PP
._.
anyway_RB
,_,
the_DT
brilliant_JJ
killer_NN
sets_NNS
out_RP
to_IN
make_NN
a_DT
statement_NN
to_IN
the_DT
world_NN
that_CS
these_DT
sins_NNS
will_MD
no_DT
longer_JJR
be_BE
tolerated_VBD
and_CC
he_PP
makes_VBZ
the_DT
"_"
sinners_NNS
"_"
suffer_VB
for_IN
it_PP
._.
the_DT
two_CD
partners_NNS
stumble_VB
over_IN
the_DT
corpse_NN
of_IN
a_DT
grotesquely_JJ
obese_JJ
man_NN
._.
they_PP
learn_VB
that_CS
he_PP
was_BEDZ
murdered--forced_VBN
to_IN
eat_VB
himself_NN
to_IN
death_NN
._.
the_DT
killer_NN
leaves_NNS
small_JJ
clues_NNS
at_IN
this_DT
and_CC
other_JJ
murders_NNS
and_CC
,_,
of_IN
course_NN
,_,
somerset_NP
and_CC
mills_NP
are_BER
smart_JJ
enough_RB
to_TO
stay_VB
with_IN
him_PP
all_PDT
the_DT
way_NN
._.
if_CS
they_PP
didn't_DOD
,_,
it_PP
would_MD
be_BE
one_CD
short_JJ
movie_NN
!_!
the_DT
deliberate_JJ
pace_NN
allows_VBZ
for_IN
craftsmanship_NN
of_IN
detail_NN
and_CC
story_NN
._.
we_PP
see_VB
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
blood_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
especially_RB
violent_JJ
._.
the_DT
suggestion_NN
of_IN
what_WDT
happens_VBZ
is_BEZ
far_RB
more_DT
disgusting_JJ
than_CS
anything_PN
actually_RB
shown--like_JJ
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
violence_NN
in_IN
"_"
pulp_NN
fiction_NN
"_"
._.
"_"
se7en_???
"_"
is_BEZ
gory_JJ
,_,
graphic_JJ
,_,
and_CC
disturbing_JJ
,_,
but_CC
all_PDT
the_DT
gore_NN
is_BEZ
post-death_IN
._.
still_RB
,_,
if_CS
you_PP
tend_VB
to_TO
get_VB
queasy_NN
,_,
don't_DO
eat_VB
food_NN
during_IN
this_DT
film_NN
._.
kevin_NP
spacey_NP
plays_VBZ
john_NP
doe_NP
,_,
the_DT
avenging_JJ
angel_NN
who_WP
claims_VBZ
that_DT
he_PP
's_BEZ
the_DT
messenger_NN
who_WP
will_MD
right_RB
the_DT
wrongs_NNS
with_IN
his_PP$
teachings_NNS
._.
like_IN
many_DT
crazy_JJ
men_NNS
,_,
he_PP
has_HVZ
some_DT
fine_JJ
ideas_NNS
,_,
but_CC
some_DT
sick_JJ
ways_NNS
of_IN
expressing_VBG
himself_PPX
._.
spacey_NP
doesn't_DOZ
appear_VB
until_CS
the_DT
final_JJ
30_CD
minutes_NNS
and_CC
also_RB
doesn't_DOZ
receive_VB
billing_NN
in_IN
the_DT
opening_NN
credits_NNS
._.
however_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
his_PP$
appearance_NN
that_CS
turns_VBZ
this_DT
film_NN
upside_IN
down_IN
and_CC
for_IN
that_DT
he_PP
should_MD
have_HV
gotten_VBN
an_DT
oscar_NP
nomination_NN
._.
a_DT
great_JJ
villain_NN
manages_VBZ
to_IN
make_NN
you_PP
either_RB
root_NN
for_IN
him_PP
or_CC
feel_VB
compelled_VBN
to_IN
listen_VB
to_IN
his_PP$
ramblings_NNS
regardless_RB
of_IN
whether_CS
you_PP
agree_VB
with_IN
him_PP
or_CC
not_XNOT
._.
this_DT
character_NN
is_BEZ
so_RB
well_RB
written_VBN
that_CS
it_PP
's_BEZ
hard_JJ
to_TO
disagree_VB
when_CS
he_PP
says_VBZ
that_CS
what_WDT
he_PP
is_BEZ
doing_DOG
will_MD
be_BE
remembered_VBN
by_IN
everyone_PN
._.
no_DT
serial_NN
killer_NN
has_HVZ
ever_RB
been_BEN
so_RB
creative_JJ
._.
"_"
se7en_???
"_"
is_BEZ
blatantly_RB
unsubtle_JJ
with_IN
its_PP$
messages_NNS
about_IN
the_DT
horrors_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
world_NN
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
often_RB
a_DT
little_JJ
too_RB
depressing_JJ
._.
what_WDT
it_PP
lacks_VBZ
in_IN
those_DT
areas_NNS
,_,
it_PP
makes_VBZ
up_RP
for_IN
with_IN
believable_JJ
dialogue_NN
,_,
top-notch_NN
screenwriting_VBG
,_,
unexpected_JJ
twists_NNS
,_,
and_CC
realistic_JJ
characters_NNS
._.
the_DT
technical_JJ
aspects_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
are_BER
unobtrusive_JJ
._.
fincher_NN
uses_NNS
lighting_NN
,_,
music_NN
,_,
and_CC
editing_NN
quite_RB
well_RB
,_,
but_CC
his_PP$
story_NN
is_BEZ
always_RB
the_DT
thrust_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
._.
fortunately_RB
,_,
we_PP
don't_DO
find_VB
out_RP
what_WDT
happens_VBZ
to_IN
mills_NP
and_CC
somerset_NP
after_IN
the_DT
closing_NN
credits_NNS
(_(
which_WDT
are_BER
run_VBN
backwards_RB
up_RP
the_DT
screen_NN
!_!
)_)
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
better_JJR
to_TO
imagine_VB
what_WDT
paths_NNS
they_PP
will_MD
follow_VB
._.
this_DT
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
the_DT
kind_NN
of_IN
film_NN
you_PP
turn_VB
away_RB
from_IN
and_CC
quickly_RB
forget_VB
._.
it_PP
's_BEZ
got_VBN
a_DT
sinister_JJ
message_NN
and_CC
john_NP
doe_NP
is_BEZ
right_JJ
about_IN
one_CD
thing--the_NP
evils_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
world_NN
aren't_BER
going_VBG
to_TO
cure_VB
themselves_PPX
._.
"_"
se7en_???
"_"
raises_VBZ
some_DT
tough_JJ
questions_NNS
and_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
intelligent_JJ
enough_RB
to_TO
allow_VB
its_PP$
audience_NN
to_IN
answer_NN
many_DT
of_IN
those_DT
questions_NNS
for_IN
themselves_PPX
._.
useless_JJ
trivia--co-stars_NNS
in_IN
12_CD
's_POS
"_"
se7en_???
"_"
,_,
brad_NP
pitt_NP
and_CC
kevin_NP
spacey_NP
also_RB
competed_VBD
for_IN
the_DT
12_CD
best_JJS
supporting_JJ
actor_NN
oscar--pitt_NP
in_IN
"_"
12_CD
monkeys_NNS
"_"
,_,
spacey_NP
in_IN
"_"
the_DT
usual_JJ
suspects_NNS
"_"
(_(
for_IN
which_WDT
he_PP
won_VBD
)_)
._.