Excerpt: A film that rewards on repeat viewings, this has great performances from everyone, in particular Byrne and Spacey, and a script that is brilliantly constructed. It may well be more remembered for its final resolution which works well no matter how many times the film is dissected, but the dynamics...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excerpt: The Usual Suspects is a great mystery thriller, with many twists and turns, causing the watcher to wonder, assume, guess, and second guess the ending of the movie. However, this movie is one that (even if having watched it before) has the ability to be watched over and over, with new items being...