Seven (1995)

Directed by David Finch

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

I can’t wait to see the new Brad Pitt movie Ad Astra and having seen his great performance in Once upon a time in Hollywood, I wanted to look back at one great film Brad made. He has done some good films and has given many great performances in films like 12 Monkeys, Fight Club, and many others. But I wanted to look back at Seven. This is one film that was great in so many levels and one of the few so shocking that I have not seen it in its entirety since I saw it in the movie theater. 

The film is a crime thriller drama where two detectives played by Pitt and Morgan Freeman try to find a serial killer who is killing people based on the capital sins. That would be greed, sloth, pride, envy, gluttony, wrath and lust. The serial killer has an elaborate plan and they are caught in his game. 

This movie is perfect in my opinion. The story is well crafted and delivered to the screen. It keeps you guessing until the shocking end. The detective noir genre is one that I enjoy when done right and this film did it right. It has shocking images that maybe because I was younger really caused a huge impression on me and still I don’t remember seeing the film twice and still have some images on my mind. 

This was a great performance from Brad Pitt, the ending scene was a powerful performance by Pitt. The great Morgan Freeman only adds to the already great cast. The other highlight of the film was Kevin Spacey’s performance. I know that name now has been ruined with what he did, but his performance was just excellent. 

 I know this is an oldie but a very good one. If you have not seen it, I recommend it.  

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