Watched "Seven" last night. Wasn't worth the two hours it took. The movie wasn't sad, wasn't deep and wasn't even interesting. And maybe the fact that I really dislike detective stories has something to do with that. The movie mostly reminded me of "The Saw". kaleydoskop said that it is similiar to "Silence of the Lambs", I've only read the book, but I can see where she is coming from. This movie is exactly like any other movie about a maniac killer and some cops who can't solve the riddle. There - thought of another one - Arlington Road - same thing. The fact that this movie has a religious underwriting only makes it worse.
A question this film raises is whether a person who had commited one of the seven deadly sins, but haven't crossed the law is innocent. Well, you better believe it he is. Because that is what the definition of the law is - back when the Bible was the law, a deadly sin could result in an execution (except, of course, for the clergy). But the Bible isn't the law anymore.
By living in a country, you agree with its set of laws - that means that if someone is innocent in the eyes of these laws - they are innocent. Regardless of the conflict between their actions and other laws - be they the Chrisitan Ten Commandments, the Christian Seven Deadly Sins, whatever rules that Allah set down or the laws of any other country.
So, I disagree with the point that this movie tried to pass across, and therefore I dislike the movie. Because that's why I watch the movies - for their point. I do have to give it though, it was well made. I am sure that people who either think that the Christian scripts are the universal law, or who like crime detective movies would love the film. Just not me. For each his own, right?