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Review: The Usual Suspects (1995)

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I’ve been told, before I had even heard of it, that The Usual Suspects has one of the best twists ever. So, unless you want me to ruin for it for you, I would stop reading now.

From IMDB:

A boat has been destroyed, criminals are dead, and the key to this mystery lies with the only survivor and his twisted, convoluted story beginning with five career crooks in a seemingly random police lineup.

To start out, I saw it coming. I didn’t have any evidence or anything to base it off of, I just thought that it would make sense to have the last person you would suspect become this evil criminal. Maybe that is why I didn’t have glowing thoughts about it afterwards. Don’t get me wrong, it is a good, even great movie. Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, and Benicio Del Toro (For the short amount of time he’s in it) all give amazing performances. And the whole movie, the story is funny and spellbounding. But, maybe it was too complex. Remember, I like to think while watching movies, but I couldn’t understand half of what was going on. A second viewing would probably help this, but I just don’t think I want to revisit Suspects any time soon.

My Rating: B+


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