Seven, 10.40pm, MA15+ ( 2003)
The title aptly sums up the plot of this thriller from John McTiernan ( Die Hard), which liberally borrows from The General’s Daughter and Courage Under Fire. John Travolta is a disgraced Army Ranger who’s teamed with the US Army’s top investigator ( Connie Nielsen), to probe a training mission gone wrong. It seems several Special Forces trainees disappeared while under the leadership of a despised sergeant ( Samuel L. Jackson), and witnesses seem to have diff ering accounts of events. McTiernan’s edgy direction grates after a while, but Jackson is as compelling as ever, even if he doesn’t share much screen time with his Pulp Fiction cohort, Travolta.