I don't think anyone will leave this film dying for a plate of spaghetti. A well written thriller that comes in near the top on the list of serial killer cinema. Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman wander around through the dark and dank holes and holds of a grotesque municipal nightmare trying to piece together the clues the killer deliberately left behind. A real bit of nasty when it becomes obvious that the killer is not only considerably intelligent, but enlightened in a topsy-turvy kind of way. He sees it all so clearly (and it does make sense, if you look at it from his point of view.)

Not only is the film a beautiful piece of work, but the main title sequence is like the cherry on the cake. Glutton for punishment?

A DON'T MISS, if you don't mind.
Of course, there are those among you who might feel your skin crawling.

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