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Inside Man (2006 movie)

9 Ratings: 2.6
An action movie directed by Spike Lee.

Spike Lee scored his biggest hit to date withInside Man, an unconventional thriller with fascinating details in the margins of its convoluted plot. The screenplay (by first-timer Russell Gerwitz) could've used a few more rewrites; it moves at a brisk … see full wiki

Director: Spike Lee
Genre: Action, Adventure
7 reviews about Inside Man (2006 movie)
review by . May 10, 2011
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Wow i wasn't Expecting this
When i first saw the trailer for Inside man my first thought was "pfft!!!! another cop flick". It came out in theaters ad the critics raved, being the pessimistic movie goer I'am thought "critics are idiots they give any movie a high score with an A-list actor or Actress in it". I actually didn't see this movie till months after it came out on DVD. (mother found it in a value bin at blockbuster) After watching it you could say I ate my words.      …
review by . December 28, 2006
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This is a very different hostage/bank robbery drama. A group of bad guys led by Clive Owen take over a bank in lower Manhattan. Instead of taking the money and running, Owen's band take all the people in the bank hostages and make them all wear the same uniform and masks that they are wearing (so the cops can't tell the good guys from the bad guys and neither can the hostages too as a matter of fact). They then make it clear to the police that arrive on the scene outside that they have a hostage …
review by . October 15, 2006
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Pros: Story was intriguing; Denzel Washington; movie looked beautiful     Cons: Most of the acting was flat and lifeless.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. I like Denzel Washington; he improves every movie he stars in. His personality and charm are hard to resist, and sometimes it enough to carry a movie; not so with Inside Man (directed by Spike Lee), a mildly entertaining film about a bank robber (Clive Owen) with …
review by . January 10, 2007
(3 1/2*'s) Spike Lee takes what could have been an above average TV crimeshow and elevates it into cool and campy art. With a wisecracking detective, Keith Frazier (Denzel Washington) who must crack mission impossible, everything is in place for formidable entertainment. We start with a prisoner, Dalton Russell (Clive Owen), who is a bit of a Riddler in terrorist clothing. (To keep law enforcement distracted, for instance, asks them, "Which weighs more: All the trains passing through Grand Station …
review by . October 12, 2006
Inside Man is nothing without this amazing cast and without Denzel Washington leading them off it would have been ugly. Without the cast the movie is a bit predictable so it's no wonder why Denzel and Clive were in this one. Inside Man is about a bank robbery, then the rich man that owns the bank needs to get in there to get something that he wants to keep secret, this is a story that so far has low interest in it cause if someone like Peter Richards or Mike Justice were the leading actors no one …
review by . August 27, 2006
`Inside Man' is a good film. It's essentially a standard hostage situation thriller that wasn't over the top. From the moment it begins, there is clearly an urban vibe; the shots of Manhattan, not to mention the movie being billed as "A Spike Lee joint" give it a grittier tone. Do not let these minor touches fool you; as the movie progresses, it helps to not go in with preconceived notions of the typical Spike Lee movie. The camera shot changes every five seconds. Normally this would just annoy …
review by . August 09, 2006
Everything about INSIDE MAN makes the viewer want to love this film: Spike Lee as director, a stunning cast, a good musical score that sounds a bit like Bollywood music, a theme that invites social comment.    For this viewer the terrific ingredients do not add up to a unique suspense thriller of a film. The story is a variation of hundreds of other films (writer Russell Gewirtz somehow got away with just an outline of a script of holes) and the technique of telling the story …
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