Twenty years ago today, the movie Se7en premiered. If you haven't seen it...where have you been for the last 20 years? Do yourself a favor, and track it down. It's available through Amazon Prime for $4, and I think you can get it from Netflix through the mail.
It's a great movie. One of the best movies of the past 20 years. Would make my top 20, and maybe even my top 10 list over that time period. The acting is superb...Brad Pitt before he was ACTOR Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Gwyneth Paltrow in a roll where she seems like a real human being, and R. Lee Emery as the Police Captain.
It shouldn't work. I mean...it's an out there idea, and then, it has plenty of clichés...Old Tired Wise Cop paired with new Firebrand Cop...Criminal out Thinking The Cops all along, Newly Married Couple Move to the City...just...yeah...nothing unusual there...but, the story and the script work so well.
I don't want to say too much, on the very off chance that someone has actually somehow not seen this movie. If you stayed away because you 'don't like police procedurals'...fear not. This is not a police procedural. This is not a Buddy Cop movie.
This is a masterpiece.