Inside Man Reviews
The sense of urgency is kept alive throughout the course of the feature that helps the audience reach to the climax swiftly which may come off as a bit poignant, hoax and unsatisfactory too (for some viewers) but it surely is undeniably entertaining. Spike Lee's execution skills is what holds this tale with multiple characters that even though has "seen-this-seen-that" screenplay by Russell Gewirtz and predictable twists, still delivers. Denzel Washington and Clive Owen are convincing in their parellel roles that portrays two sides of the coin and is supported with a great cast like Christopher Plummer, Jodie Foster and Willem Dafoe. Inside Man hits hard and fast in its first act where the writing doesn't flinch on taking bold risks which keeps the viewers on the edge of the seat and even though the last act is a bit slow, one can always root for Denzel and his amusing conversations that is smartly written with other characters.
This movie was so lame. The music is too hip sounding to make it sound like a thriller movie. Don't waste your time on this ridiculous movie.
The bank robbers kept threatening to kill anyone who disobeyed but they never shot anyone even those who disobeyed. Why did Denzel play bad cop to all the hostages back at the precinct?! It was soooo over the top. Jodie Foster's relationship with bank owner during their encounter was ridiculous as well. "The nuclear code numbers" blah blah. He's an owner of a bank not the Kim Jung-Un or whatever. Why are they hassling the Sikh guy as well?!
The hostage who is like "if they want to shoot me for taking off my mask then go on ahead" then he starts yelling. The hostage with the hearing aids can still hear even though his hearing aids aren't in his ears anymore? Why aren't the cops killing the three bank robbers who came out for the pizza?
This movie is the worst. This is not a "smart" genre film as much as it was a complete waste of time.
AMC Barrett Parkway 24