Se7en (1995)


Movie Review

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, and Gwyneth Paltrow

Veteran Detective William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) is a detective who is set on retiring in the near future.  Detective David Mills (Brad Pitt) is a young man who recently transferred to the homicide department.  He’s married to a beautiful young woman named Tracy (Gwyneth Paltrow).  Somerset partners with Mills to investigate a series of murders involving the seven deadly sins.  Serial killer John Doe (Kevin Spacey) horrifically murders seven victims based on each of the deadly sins.  Doe takes the detectives on a dark and subdued journey full of some of the most sadistic murders they’ve ever witnessed.  Se7en is a pretty awesome movie.  It is one of the most thrilling and terrifying crime thrillers you will ever see.  David Fincher turns what could have been a formulaic cop film into a refreshingly masterful work with nail-biting suspense and jaw-dropping surprises.  Be warned that you will not leave this movie a happy individual.  This is not your typical thriller where the criminal is caught, and the world is a better place.  With its grim outlook on the world, Se7en is a flick that will leave you reeling afterwards.



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