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The Usual Suspects (1995) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

29

Avg. Rating:

3.27/4

# of Ratings:

996

Genres:

Mystery, Thriller

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

08/16/1995

Director:

Bryan Singer

Actors:

Stephen Baldwin
Kevin Spacey
Benicio Del Toro
Kevin Pollak
Gabriel Byrne
Chazz Palminteri

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

Five men are hauled into a New York jail for separate crimes but end up working together. The police are trying to get to the bottom of who blew up a boat and killed almost all of the passengers, but will they find out in time to arrest the right man?

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worleyjamers 06/28/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

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. One of the all-time great endings.

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mitchellyoung 03/01/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

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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FSUNoles27TS 12/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

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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  Josh
Josh
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03/25/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled"

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.

The story is convoluted, and is really confusing to read, although easy to follow on screen. Special investigator Kujan (Chazz Palminteri) grills “Verbal” Kint (Kevin Spacey), a crippled con- man who is the lone survivor of an LA boat explosion that claimed more than 20 victims. Kujan wants to confirm that his nemesis, the rogue cop Keaton (Gabriel Byrne), is actually dead. Kint relates the majo...

Rating of
4/4 

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  MovieAddict
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02/29/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Mindbending!

"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. The ship explodes but there is one survivor: a cripple named Roger “Verbal” Kint (Kevin Spacey) who tells the story of how the titular 'usual suspects' (Verbal and Keaton, plus the arrogant Todd (Kevin Pollak), the dim-witted McManus (Stephen Baldwin) and Fenster (Benicio Del Toro), got together and the events leading to the ship explosion to Agent Kujan (Chazz Palminteri), who has an ax to grind with Keaton. Agent Kujan is sure that Keaton masterminded the attack and has escaped so he intervie...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Yojimbo
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01/03/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"The Usual Suspects" by Yojimbo

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 the plot twists and turns like a writhing serpent trying to wriggle free your grasp. It's one of those films you wish you could see for the first time again and again but although it clearly suffers if you know the cunning twist in the tale, The Usual Suspects still has much to offer during repeat viewings. It may lack the ...

Rating of
4/4 

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