If this grim thriller can't make you jump, you're dead, and you won't be the only one. Arrogant, ignorant detective David Mills (Pitt) is newly partnered with erudite old-timer William Somerset (Freeman) and they're stuck with the bizarre case of a morbidly obese man who was forced to eat himself to death. The weary Somerset is certain it's just the beginning and he's right--the non-buddy duo are on the trail of a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins (gluttony, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and wrath) as his modus operandi. Since most of the film is shot in dark, grimy, and unrelentingly rainy circumstances, much of the grotesqueness of the murders is left to the viewer's imagination--which will be in overdrive.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 127 minutes.
MTV Movie Awards 1996: Film, Most Desirable Male (Pitt), Villain (Spacey); Natl. Bd. of Review 1995: Support. Actor (Spacey); N.Y. Film Critics 1995: Support. Actor (Spacey); Broadcast Film Critics 1995: Support. Actor (Spacey).
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