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The Usual Suspects

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Overall 8
8.0

"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled"

Josh, FilmCrave
25 March 2014
  • Excerpt: In 1995, Brian Singer and Christopher McQuarrie dreamed up a simple concept: Five thieves, rounded up on suspicion of hijacking in New York, stand in a police lineup. Seen that one before, huh? Just wait. From that, they went on and created the most plot-driven, intricately pieced movie in the last 25 years. The result: the Usual Suspects, one hell of a movie that redefines the word plot twist.
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Overall 7
7.0

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FilmCrave
28 June 2013
  • Summary: Great performances, especially from Spacey, a brilliant screenplay, and some excellent direction from Bryan Singer make THE USUAL SUSPECTS one of the most intelligently manipulative films you'll ever see. The plot is twisted and complicated, but by the end of it all, you realize you were fooled thanks to one kicker of a twist. I personally find the film hard to follow which is why I like it less than some, but the ending alone is worth seeing.
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Overall 8
8.0

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FilmCrave
1 March 2013
  • Summary: The ending of this misleading whodunit may be a bit contrived, but the ride leading up to the climax is worth it. The film is rife with colorful characters, exciting action sequences, and an air of intrigue and mystery that pays homage to classic noir. Kevin Spacey's Verbal Kint is one of the actor's best roles, but the off-the-wall supporting characters are equally as interesting and the film finds the right blend of drama and dark comedy to work.
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Overall 5
5.0

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FilmCrave
6 December 2012
  • Summary: I really failed to grasp why this movie has received such high praises. The lineup scene is classic and hilarious, the rest is shallow and undeveloped. The twist at the end wasn't an OMG shocker like 'Fight Club' or 'Planet of the Apes', it was an "Oh that makes sense now" kind of twist. I dunno. I guess I was also expecting amazing things from this. Obviously worth a watch because I am seem to be alone on this.
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Overall 7
7.0

Mindbending!

FilmCrave
29 February 2012
  • Excerpt: "The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist and just like that….he’s gone!” As the film opens we see Dean Keaton (Gabriel Byrne) on a ship, bodies all over the place. He looks up to see a figure standing there who he addresses as "Keyser" before he is shot.
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Overall 8
8.0

"The Usual Suspects" by Yojimbo

FilmCrave
3 January 2012
  • Excerpt: A group of hardened career criminals find themselves in the same police line up and decide to use the opportunity to pull a lucrative heist, little knowing that their strings are being pulled by a notoriously ruthless underworld figure. Bryan Singer's debut was a beautifully crafted crime thriller taking a lot of cues from the classics of Film Noir such as the Killing and The Asphalt Jungle using an excellent ensemble cast and ingenious plotting to keep you guessing as...
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Overall 8
8.0

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FilmCrave
1 October 2011
  • Summary: The Usual Suspects is one of my top ten all time favorites no doubt about it. The entire cast is amazing and the ending will squeeze your brain. Kevin Spacey could never top this acting in his career. This is one of the reason all these new Crime movies with rap artist are so cheesy to my taste. This classic is a mystery that will keep your eyes glued to the flat screen. Two Hands up pumping baby!!!
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Overall 8
8.0

The Usual Suspects review

FilmCrave
23 August 2011
  • Excerpt: U.S. Customs special agent Dave Kujan (Chazz Palminteri) interrogates a crippled con man with cerebral palsy named Roger “Verbal” Kint (Kevin Spacey) about the incident that happened in a docked ship at the Port of LA. He mentions that there were 4 other criminals, a criminal mastermind who killed everybody insight.
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Overall 8
8.0

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FilmCrave
29 June 2011
  • Summary: One of the greatest crime mysteries ever. Kevin Spacey is tremendous. This is highly recommended viewing.
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Overall 7
7.0

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FilmCrave
8 August 2010
  • Summary: After the first time I watched The Usual Suspects I only remembered the fantastic ending of the movie. But the second time I watched it I also noticed the great dialogues, the great actors and when Verbal Kint tells his stories while being interrogated by the police. Spacey's performance is one of his best (in the same class as he plays Leseter Burnham in American Beauty).
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