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This review is from: Seven - 2 Disc Set [DVD] (DVD)
'Se7en' is a dark tale of two cops, played by Pitt & Freeman, who are thrown into partnership to hunt down a psychotic killer. As the story unfolds it becomes aparrent that there is a pattern; the murderer is killing people for committing one of the seven deadly sins...
It sounds simple enough, but the great cast & clear skill from director David Fincher make this a Film Noir masterpiece. Fincher really knows how to keep up suspense & create a very dark and disturbing atmosphere. For those that are interested in the more subtle art of film-making, Fincher uses some very powerful shots & angles, while alot is revealed about each character without them having to say anything.
However, even forgetting that, this is a brilliant crime thriller; the ending alone is what truely makes it what it is. It's the only time in the film where everything is bathed in bright light as everything becomes clear to both the characters & the audience. (obviously I won't spoil it) It's no fairy tale, but it definitely makes u stop to think after the film has ended.
A classy 5 stars!
If you liked this then check out Fincher's other great films; 'Fight Club' & 'The Game'