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Inside Man Reviews

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March 23, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2006
This one's a Spike-for-hire affair, a case of a flashy director juicing up a first-time screenwriter's efforts.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2006
So languid is the story that Washington, under Lee's easygoing guidance, often has to power through the scenes by dint of sheer will.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 22, 2006
An over-clever, underwhelming caper that's largely undeserving of its director and cast.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 30, 2009
A limp ride that, for all the shove of the camera and the grabby intimations of buried corruption, is no different from a John McTiernan Joint
March 22, 2006
Perhaps not Lee's dullest "joint," it's nonetheless one of his most sloppily rolled.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 17, 2007
It's okay, if you like investing two hours in a whodunit only to discover that a butler who was barely in the picture did it.
| Original Score: 1/4
April 20, 2009
Since bankrupting his film production company with dreadful movies like "Bamboozled" and "He Hate Me" Spike Lee now works as a Hollywood gun-for-hire creating a blasé and muddy suspense police drama.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 14, 2007
With a few notable exceptions, there's little of Mr. Lee's trademark style anywhere to be seen. And he is sorely missed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2006
I never wanna have to say something like this, particularly about a movie featuring such delicious specimens of manliness as both Clive Owen and Denzel Washington, but Inside Man is a lousy lay.
April 1, 2006
Not nearly as tricky as it thinks it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2006
This isn't the kind of story that can really occupy the full length of a feature film, unless of course you're fooled into believing something more actually happened.
March 24, 2006
Inside Man is an exercise in showy, cynical hollowness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 31, 2006
We've come to expect more from a Lee-Washington joint than by-the-book cat-and-mouse charades.
| Original Score: 2/4
March 28, 2006
Entertains, but the plot is holey, holey, holey!
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 5/10
March 30, 2006
Inside Inside Man, you'll find a lineup of the usual suspects in a bank caper, from a cool mastermind to a dogged detective. Now if only Lee could have stolen a third act to go along with all the attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2006
Un policial interesante y algo original, con comentario socio-político incluido. Al final le sobran facilismos y algunos cabos sueltos, pero las buenas actuaciones y la mano del director lo compensan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 23, 2006
The climax doesn't just spell out every surprise plot turn, but italicizes and underlines them too, and then puts to use a yellow highlighter for solid measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 21, 2006
Until Inside Man, it didn't seem possible Spike Lee could make a dull film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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