Se7en ★★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Early on Tracy Mills (Gwyneth Paltrow) describes Brad Pitt's character, David, as the 'funniest man she's ever met'. We see him playing with his dogs in the other room, a normal man wanting to do some good through detective work. Knowing how the film finishes makes that moment even sadder to watch and ultimately makes the ending itself even more heartbreaking. Darkness steadily poisons everything around it, including the innocent and well-meaning couple. In line with this, I could not think of a more perfect final line from Morgan Freeman's character to sum up the film - "Ernest Hemingway once wrote, 'The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part".

This is the perfect neo-noir film; it oozes moodiness and broodiness from the very first shots and is so, so dark. I adore Freeman and Pitt's individual performances and their chemistry.

Seven is Fincher's finest.

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