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The Usual Suspects

91 Ratings: 3.9
A 1995 American neo-noir film starring Kevin Spacey directed by Bryan Singer

Plot Summary: When a truck loaded with stripped gun parts is hijacked outside of Queens, five notorious thieves become overnight guests of the NYPD, but that's all they need to hatch a plan that brings them to Los Angeles for the ultimate take, $91 … see full wiki

Director: Bryan Singer
Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 16, 1995
MPAA Rating: R
9 reviews about The Usual Suspects
Quick Tip by . October 20, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The only negative thing about it is that when I watched it a second time--shortly after the first--it's actually boring. But if you wait 10 years to see it again, then it's back to being good again :)
Quick Tip by . September 19, 2010
One of the first post modern movies of my time that assumed the intelligence of the audience. I watched it, put my mind back together, and played it again. I still watch it everytime it is on, and find new surprises that mystify and delight. Excellent ensemble, especially Gabriel Byrne and Kevin Spacey.
review by . December 09, 2008
Despite a decent cast of characters, and "Usual Suspects" title, the movie is anything but usual. The movie begins as what seems to be a very low-budget, made-for-TV movie. Most of it takes place as dialogue between Kevin Spacey's character, Verbal Kint, and U.S. Customs Agent David Kujan, played by Chazz Palminteri. Kujan interrogates Kint about a $91 million heist that Kint and four other men planned. Kint weaves a story of how the 5 men had originally met and what happened on the night of the …
review by . August 22, 2008
Great cast, plot and acting.  I especially like Benicio's work as I could barely understand much of what he was saying...but he said it with style.  Even the Baldwin brother played a convincing character.  Great twists and turns and the ending doesn't disappoint.  A must see.
review by . April 01, 2008
First time i saw this movie, I thought it was one of those made for TNT movies.  After watching it, It's on my list of best movies of all time.  It'll have you guessing from the beginning til the end who is "Kaiser Soze".  If you love the "guess who did it" type of movies then you won't go wrong with this movie.
review by . April 01, 2008
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I remember seeing this movie in the theater when it first came out.  There wasn't much buzz about it, and I went to the theater not even knowing what I was going to see.  I think the fact that I had no preconceptions about this film, really enhanced my movie-going experience.    This movie has a great little twist at the end, and I still appreciate it even after I've seen it a handful of times.  Just writing this, makes me want to go see it again.    This …
review by . September 23, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
This is one of only very few films I have seen in recent years which require total attention from beginning to end. Even then, it must be seen at least once more to gain a sense of its multiple meanings and then again at least several more times to appreciate its complexity and ambiguity. The viewer's patience is abundantly rewarded with thought-provoking entertainment and yet, the question persists: "What am I missing?" Under Brian Singer's crisp direction, all of the cast's performances are first-rate. …
review by . June 01, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: KEVIN SPACEY! and one strange story     Cons: 5 maybe 6 cons were involved in this movie     The Bottom Line: _________________        “One cannot be betrayed if one has no people.” [1]       I’m adopting a buddy for the write-off, the luscious Mimi369, who’s buddy dropped out. She selected the movie, I came along for the ride.      The Usual Suspects is the definitive …
review by . October 21, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
Given the strength of the cast, The Usual Suspects was a surprisingly down-beat and unambitious film. It was certainly watchable, but is a bit pointless - in announcing that the subject of proceedings is uncovering the identity of the mysterious Keyser Soze, it telegraphs the fact that There Will Be A Twist In The Ending And Keyser Will Turn Out To Be Someone You Didn't Expect (if there isn't, the film will just be plain dull), and unfortunately the twist is guessable after about three quarters …
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