Why you should watch ‘The Little Things’: Review

Why you should watch 'The Little Things': Review

The Little Things is a new American movie written and directed by John Lee Hancock. The film, distributed worldwide by Warner Bros and was released in India on January 29. It has received mixed reviews from critics in regards to its performances, direction, and graphics, while some compared the movie with Seven (crime thriller release in 1995).

The Little Things:

Director – John Lee Hancock

Cast – Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto

Genre – Crime-Thriller



‘The Little Things’ follows the investigation of a series of murders in the year 1990, in Los Angeles. It gives us a look into the life of Deputy Sheriff Joe “Deke” Deacon who joins forces with Sergeant. Jim Baxter, in search of the serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles, while also battling with past trauma that has him deeply affected. Baxter is left unaware that Deke’s reasons for being so invested in this case have something to do with his past, as they pursue the culprit, uncovering disturbing secrets that could endanger more than his case.

Watch the trailer for ‘The Little Things’ here:

“I have wanted to work with John Lee for quite some time, he’s such an incredible writer and director. When I first read the script, I really was taken in by the characters and he did a great job of keeping you on the edge of your seat,” Leto said while talking about collaborating with the director.

“The story poses questions not just about guilt or innocence, but assumptions and identity. It was surprising and I think people are going to be shocked by the ending,” he added.


Why you should watch it

This movie may not have provided the ending that the fans were hoping for, but it takes a different direction, and it certainly is worth watching. You will find many similarities from David Fincher’s classic crime-thriller, ‘Se7en’ in ‘The Little Things’. Two detectives investigating a series of murders, with a twisted ending. The dynamic between Deke and Jim is quite interesting to watch and the movie is well written.

“It’s the little things that rip you apart, it’s the little things that get you caught”.

It’s quite enjoyable to watch the performance of Jared Leto as the somewhat psychopathic human, who may or may not have been responsible for the serial murders. His nonchalant and dryly humorous attitude, even in the investigation room, is very exciting to watch.

Talking about his character, Leto said: “Albert Sparma could be a villain, he could be a red herring. He could even be a sort of savior. He is definitely an outcast who doesn’t really fit into society and probably feels a little under-appreciated, but he is highly intelligent.”

“He sees the world in a different way and the world-the police especially-see him as different, which I liked. He probably gets under the skin of everybody he interacts with, especially the police,” he added.

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Where to Watch ‘The Little Things’

‘The Little Things’ is available to stream on HBO Max and is also currently running in movie theatres.

The film also stars Natalie Morales, Terry Kinney, Chris Bauer, Joris Jarsky, Isabel Araiza, and Michael Hyatt.

Also Read: Netflix releases ‘The Night Stalker’, a terrifying and must watch true-crime series.

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