An unofficial pilot episode of a crime thriller trapped inside a dull film forced to rely on its star power. John Lee Hancock's direction is confusing, slow, and uses so many 90's crime influences in an inferior way that makes the film so boring. The only positive thing about the film is Denzel Washington and Rami Malek's performances and chemistry. Jared Leto gives a very creepy performance as the criminal who Washington and Malek are trying to capture. "The Little Things" could've been a fascinating crime drama, but due to the confusing screenplay and bland direction by John Lee Hancock, the film comes off as a forgettable pilot episode of a bad crime series. The performances of Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto are the only saving graces of the film, and they do the best they can with the material given to them. The film also contains many references to the movie "Seven," and unlike that masterpiece, "The Little Things" should have stayed locked in the box, never to be opened again.
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