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Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.


What do you think of Se7en is it one of your favourite crime serial killer thrillers?

Director: David Fincher

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey | See full cast and crew

Seven (2007)

When a older cop is set to retire, he is issued a new protege but as they delve further and further into their latest horrific homicide case.

It becomes clear a they are dealing with something far more siniste, a intellegent killer is commiting unspeakable acts of murder to the cities sinners in the name of the devils seven deadly sins.

As the victims continue to mount the killer set on a kill crazy rampage, as each murder is personified in the name of each of the 7 Deadly sins: Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Lust, Pride, Envy and Wrath.

Detective Somerset ( Morgan Freeman) and Detective Mills ( Brad Pitt ) are drawn deeper into the case always one step behind until they stumble on a lead that puts them at the killers door.

After narrowly escaping death Mills busts open the suspects door where they uncover the complex madness of the killer John Doe ( Kevin Spacey) after a phone call sends them to their next victim.

But things take a sharp turn when the killer surrenders setting his own set of unforgettable demands to the detectives, he promises to give a full confession and stand accountable for his crimes.

But as the detectives quickly dismiss him as just another wacko it becomes clear that they are ultimately just pawns in this sadists game of supreme evil.

With a raw gritty and real life perspective we witness the horrors of a new face in evil.

Finishing with a truly unbelievable signature kill we will only now become aware of the severity of the consequences.

With a new styled credit sequence this film heralds a new standard in serial killer thrillers.


The Setup is when they become partners. The Insightinging incident when they identify the first sin

Act 2 is when they agree to work the case together. The Midpoint is when we learn the killers identity. The Finale the ride to the victim.

Evil has a new name..............................................................................Se7en. ****


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