Methodical, exacting and grotesquely creative, the killer,'John Doe', has planned each murder down to the finest detail.

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Detective Somerset ( Morgan Freeman ) is only a week away from retiring from his job at a New York City precinct. Detective Mills ( Brad Pitt ) recently transferred to the city and is anxious to pick up where Somerset leaves off.

Both detectives soon find themselves on the trail of a vicious serial killer that chooses his victims according to the seven deadly sins.

Methodical, exacting and grotesquely creative, the killer,’John Doe’, has planned each murder down to the finest detail. As Somerset and Mills close in, John Doe patiently awaits the final confrontation, determined to complete his bloody masterpiece of terror.
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On the subway today, a man came up to me to start a conversation. He made small talk, a lonely man talking about the weather and other things. I tried to be pleasant and accommodating, but my head hurt from his banality. I almost didn’t notice it had happened, but I suddenly threw up all over him. He was not pleased, and I couldn’t stop laughing.

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In the commentary track, Fincher argues that Doe has “more enthusiasm, than technique,” but I beg to differ. Somerset (Morgan Freeman) agrees that something like keeping the Sloth victim alive for a year takes incredible will, but it can’t be done without technique. Doe is certainly zealous, but he’s also precise, exacting, and almost completely uncompromising unless backed into a corner, at which point he still makes it work to his advantage.


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