I really liked this film. I think the OP forgot to mention the great role Harry Connick Jr. had. I liked Copycat better than Seven
He was pretty good as serial killer that's more common day than either Hopkins' or Spacey's or McNamara's much more refined, methodical Dexter-style serial killers (and more like Ted Levine's weirdo from The Silence of the Lambs
Seven had that great atmosphere and the shocking ending, but I thought it was boring. Copycat grabbed me right from jump.
Yeah, I still think Seven
was a bit more better made and perhaps dated better (by looking heavily rundown), but it seemed more slower moving in places.