Opening

71% Hercules Jul 25
68% Lucy Jul 25
33% And So It Goes Jul 25
—— The Fluffy Movie Jul 25
88% A Most Wanted Man Jul 25

Top Box Office

91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $36.3M
56% The Purge: Anarchy $29.8M
45% Planes: Fire And Rescue $17.5M
20% Sex Tape $14.6M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $9.8M
23% Tammy $7.4M
85% 22 Jump Street $4.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $3.9M
49% Earth to Echo $3.3M
49% Maleficent $3.2M

Coming Soon

—— Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
—— Step Up: All In Aug 08
—— Let's Be Cops Aug 13
—— The Expendables 3 Aug 15

New Episodes Tonight

85% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
90% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
50% Jennifer Falls: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
—— Rogue: Season 2
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
—— Wilfred: Season 4
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

73% Chasing Life: Season 1
—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
75% The Hotwives of Orlando: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

85% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
79% Halt and Catch Fire: Season 1
100% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
97% Orange is the New Black: Season 2
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
86% The Strain: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
76% You're the Worst: Season 1

Inside Man Reviews

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

[A] wily thriller, which revitalizes a familiar premise by turning it inside out.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 29, 2008
David Ansen
Newsweek
Top Critic IconTop Critic

As unexpected as some of its plot twists is the fact that this unapologetic genre movie was directed by Spike Lee, who has never sold himself as Mr. Entertainment. But here it is, a Spike Lee joint that's downright fun.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

November 1, 2007

Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A slick, kinetic and relatively straightforward -- which is to say enjoyably twisty-turny -- tranche of cat-and-mouse procedural.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
Top Critic IconTop Critic

I gloried in the sheer spectacle of Jodie Foster as Madeline White, an exquisitely groomed, fearlessly feline fixer striding on her high heels and her high horse into one supposedly perilous situation after another.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 5, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It's very satisfying.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

March 28, 2006
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Even past the midway point, it's all working -- it's taut, it's funny, it's trenchant, it's stylish. And then it isn't.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 24, 2006
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Inside Man has an abundance of riches.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

March 24, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Inside Man is a potboiler, but an intriguing one; perhaps Lee should go Hollywood more often.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 24, 2006
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Inside Man is an exercise in showy, cynical hollowness.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 24, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Exceptionally well written with clever twists and witty dialogue by first-time screenwriter Russell Gewirtz, Inside Man is adroitly executed by director Spike Lee.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 24, 2006
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Intercutting post-robbery interrogation scenes with the action at hand, makes Inside Man a substantial and satisfying affair.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 24, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It's a leisurely stroll through the caper genre, with twists aplenty.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

March 24, 2006
Jan Stuart
Newsday
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Lee seems less interested in scoring easy sociological points than ratcheting up the stakes of Gewirtz's cunning heist scenario, which offers little in the way of wiggle room for latecomers.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 24, 2006
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Inside Man is the sort of movie that makes you think. The big star heist thriller is coiled in tricky turns of plot.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 24, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Inside Man, a crackling, twisty thriller about a bank heist that shows he [Spike Lee] can make an expensive, mainstream movie that's every bit as well-crafted as the personal, arty films to which he has devoted most of his career.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 24, 2006
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Lee takes the usual potshots at this stewpot of race, power and politics. Only here it's effective as part of the story, as opposed to when it's wielded like a tire iron in the context of a polemic.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

March 24, 2006
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Unexpectedly funny, leisurely paced and oblivious to the demands of its genre, Inside Man has a loose, playful vibe that's at odds with its grave life-and-death scenario.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

March 24, 2006
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Inside Man may be a genre flick, but its direction is certifiably Lee -- sprinkled with trademark themes and visual cues, including his specialty, the strapped-to-a-factory-belt dolly shot.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 24, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Inside Man brings Lee back into the mainstream while still letting him have some fun, and he passes that fun on to the audience.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

March 24, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Inside Man gives us back the stuff that once made Lee's movies entertaining: the snappy, sassy dialogue, the hip attitude, the obvious insight into the racial divide.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

March 24, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Lee has directed Inside Man, a thriller with a big-league cast, a New York mind-set and some of the best storytelling the director has done to date.

| Original Score: B+

March 24, 2006
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

At just over two hours, Inside Man earns every minute of our tense curiosity.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 24, 2006
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The basic story is elemental, but because Lee and Gewirtz invest it with grit, comedy, and a ton of New York ethnic personality, it's fresh anyway.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 24, 2006
Scott Tobias
AV Club
Top Critic IconTop Critic

With juicy supporting roles for Chiwetel Ejiofor and Willem Dafoe as Washington's fellow officers, the film works best when the characters are just sitting back and shooting the breeze.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

March 23, 2006
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
Top Critic IconTop Critic

With Inside Man -- an ostensibly straightforward, old-fashioned heist movie -- Spike Lee brings together the old New York and the new.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

March 23, 2006
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Inside Man is a deft and satisfying entertainment, an elegant, expertly acted puzzler that is just off-base and out-of-the-ordinary enough to keep us consistently involved.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

March 23, 2006
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The film grabs you from the beginning and never lets go.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4.5/5

March 23, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Inside Man marries some ingenious caper ideas to Lee's superb feel for ethnic politics.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2006
Grady Hendrix
Slate
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Inside Man is adult, contemporary, and completely relaxed.

Full Review Source: Slate

March 23, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Inside Man, directed by Spike Lee, works because it takes a familiar setup a Wall Street bank heist that mutates into a hostage crisis and twists it ever so slightly.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 23, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Here is a thriller that's curiously reluctant to get to the payoff, and when it does, we see why: We can't accept the motive and method of the bank robbery, we can't believe in one character and can't understand another.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 23, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic IconTop Critic

This one's a Spike-for-hire affair, a case of a flashy director juicing up a first-time screenwriter's efforts.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 23, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Inside Man, which was scripted by Russell Gewirtz, is not a model of storytelling, even though it is somewhat redeemed by its fresh take and trick ending.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B-

March 23, 2006
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The normally subversive Spike Lee takes a rare genial tack.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

March 23, 2006
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A deft, tense, pure thriller, the movie has great star turns and is brilliantly directed, but it began as an extremely well-crated screenplay by Russell Gewirtz.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

March 23, 2006
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The geometric precision with which this clever puzzle is laid out produces a picture whose sum exceeds its sometimes wayward parts.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2006
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Viewers may be surprised at the smoothness with which the frequently bombastic Spike Lee navigates the mainstream.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

March 23, 2006
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Nobody's on automatic here, least of all the director, who's probably delivered the most impersonal -- but smoothly Hollywood-style professional -- movie of his career.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B

March 23, 2006
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic IconTop Critic

If Inside Man isn't the best movie Lee has done, it's probably the most purely exciting and enjoyable.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

March 23, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Spike Lee's latest joint is a workmanlike thriller that provides solid performances; a mixture of comedy, tension, and drama; and an engaging storyline.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2006
Rex Reed
New York Observer
Top Critic IconTop Critic

In the age of low-budget independent grab-a-flicks, this high-powered waste of time proves what superior talents have to do now to collect an occasional big-studio Hollywood paycheck.

March 22, 2006
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Inside Man is a hybrid of studio action pic and Spike Lee joint. Or else it's a cross between a 2006 Spike Lee joint and a 1970s-style movie indictment of urban unease.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

March 22, 2006
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
Top Critic IconTop Critic

This enjoyable exercise in popcorn pyrotechnics demonstrates that Lee can be relied on to attack the clichés set before him with gusto.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 21, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Washington has the kind of star quality other actors would die for: unfakeable cool.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 21, 2006
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The more it sags as a thriller, the more it jabs and jangles as a study of racial abrasion.

March 20, 2006
Todd McCarthy
Variety
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A flashy cast, clever script and vibrant showcasing of New York City as the ultimate melting pot are strong plusses for Spike Lee's most mainstream studio venture.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 20, 2006
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic IconTop Critic

This is the mother lode all action/suspense directors search for and Lee, who usually doesn't work in that genre, has hit it.

March 17, 2006
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile