The Usual Suspects

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"Five criminals. One line up. No coincidence."
  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 46 min
  • 8.5  (1,136,304)
  • 77

"The Usual Suspects" is a 1995 mystery thriller film directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie. The film stars Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Benicio del Toro, Stephen Baldwin, and Kevin Pollak. The film opens with a ship explosion, resulting in the death of 27 people, including several members of a criminal gang led by a man named Keyser Söze. The only two survivors are a Hungarian criminal named Arkosh Kovash and Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey), a con artist with cerebral palsy.

Verbal is brought in for questioning by the police, and he begins to tell them the story of how he and his fellow criminals were brought together for a heist by a man named Kobayashi, who was working on behalf of Keyser Söze.

As Verbal tells his story, we see flashbacks of the events leading up to the ship explosion, including the planning and execution of the heist, as well as the growing paranoia and distrust among the criminals.

Throughout the film, the audience is led to believe that Keyser Söze is a powerful and elusive criminal mastermind who is behind everything. But as Verbal's story unfolds, it becomes clear that things are not as they seem, and that there may be more to Keyser Söze than meets the eye.

"The Usual Suspects" is a brilliantly crafted film that keeps the audience guessing until the very end. The performances by the entire cast are outstanding, but Kevin Spacey's portrayal of Verbal Kint is particularly noteworthy, earning him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

The film features a non-linear narrative structure that adds to the suspense and mystery of the story, and the use of flashbacks and unreliable narration keeps the audience on their toes.

The film also explores themes of trust, loyalty, and the power of storytelling. Verbal's ability to spin a convincing tale is both his greatest asset and his greatest weakness, as his words are both his means of survival and his ultimate undoing.

Overall, "The Usual Suspects" is a must-see film for anyone who loves a good mystery or thriller. Its iconic twist ending has secured its place in cinema history, and it remains a favorite among film fans and critics alike.

The Usual Suspects is a 1995 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.5 and a MetaScore of 77.

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