Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. McGinley
Andrew Kevin Walker (Screenplay), David Fincher (Director)
Released: September 22nd, 1995
Runtime: 2 hours, 7 minutes
Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.
This complex feature, masquerading as a kid's movie, explores the themes of friendship, jealousy, envy and betrayal; and rather well too. And while I prefer the sequels, I can see why anyone could prefer it as the best of the trilogy.