Cops Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt hunt down a serial killer in one of the 1990s best thrillers.

There’s brilliance everywhere in director David Fincher’s tale of a sadistic murderer who picks his victims to exemplify each of the seven deadly sins.

Veteran investigating detective Freeman is forced to take on eager young partner Pitt and even counsels Pitt’s weepy, newly pregnant wife (Gwyneth Paltrow).

Thanks to clever editing and the power of suggestion, the film is not nearly as violent as you might expect – though it certainly provides its fair share of jolting surprises.

An unremittingly dark look into a psychopath’s mind, this is gripping, intelligent, hellishly atmospheric and very scary.