Film Review through a criminal justice lens. (Seven)

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Se7en is a 1995 film directed by David Fincher. It is categorized into genres of crime and thriller. The principal actors in the movie are; Morgan Freeman who plays detective William Somerset, Brad Pitt who plays detective David Mills, Kevin Spacey who is the serial killer and Gwyneth Paltrow who plays Tracy Mills, Detective David Mills' wife (Se7en, 1995). William Somerset, a veteran detective who is seven days away from his retirement, teams up with a young and rather emotional David Mills, who is a very unusual occurrence requested to replace Somerset, in investigating a chain of killings. These killings were fronted by the murder of a fat guy who was tied to a chair and forced to eat to death. These unusual killings are made with the motive of punishing people who commit the seven deadly sins which are; gluttony, greed, sloth, lust, pride, envy, and wrath (InDepthInfo, 2018). Detective William Somerset is portrayed as poetic and wise. This can be pointed back to his many years of experience. Unlike Mills, Morgan knows how to control his emotions especially temper. His patience and humility are some of his pillars of success in his line of work. However, long years of dwelling in this dark city seem to have eaten into his existence reducing him into a lonely aging bachelor. It is striking how the killer drives the investigation and is given a voice in the film. He leads the detectives to where he wants them to go. First, he hands himself over to the authorities covered in blood. Through his lawyer, the killer blackmails the detectives by stating that he will plead insanity unless the two detectives and only the two agree to accompany him to the

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