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This movie is from start to finish a well produced and directed film. The
performances in this movie are outstanding. Brad Pitt, once again, makes
role a stand-out performance by putting his versatile acting skills into
interpretation of Detective David Mills. Morgan Freeman is well-cast. His
brooding acting style fits the character (Detective William Somerset) like
glove, and Gwyneth Paltrow gives her best performance EVER in the role of
Brad Pitt's supportive wife/lover (Tracy Mills). And of course, Kevin
who plays the diabolical yet misunderstood serial killer.
The movie is suspenseful and in parts very exciting. There is a "Pseudo-Noir" quality to this movie that really fits in well with the content of the film (Serial Killing). It has it's philosophical moments that anyone who thinks a lot about the state of the world today can appreciate. It makes subtle moral judgements without insulting any beliefs that the viewer may have and it also generates debate for any post-film coffee/drinks gathering.
Andrew Kevin Walker (Screenplay) has taken the subject of the Seven Deadly Sins and he really puts a great new twist on these themes. As a writer, I really could appreciate the depth that he goes into with these ideas. The movie gives us just enough information to be entertained and informed yet not bombarded and made bored with too much philosophy. In this respect, the film doesn't "preach" any special meaning even though the film's moral statements are still maintained. This film can be enjoyed on so many levels and I really enjoyed the third act. One of the best pieces of storytelling and scriptwriting ever.
Outstanding performances from everyone involved (And yes, of course, David Fincher does a wonderful job) Say no more. *****