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½ April 14, 2018
slick thriller feels a tad silly, but performances are convincing such as washington, who never disappoints. smart, skillful and a script to remember.
April 11, 2018
A clever cops and robbers caper, great actors, excellent direction by Spike Lee.
½ March 31, 2018
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Inside Man

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.
½ March 25, 2018
Clever, gripping with a good cast. A really solid thriller.
March 3, 2018
Stylish, well paced action and suspense with a dynamic between the Denzel's character and Clive Owens character that keeps interested right through. A fun couple of hours.
February 15, 2018
Amazing! One of the best bank robbery movies I've ever seen.
February 2, 2018
Rich in dialogue, clever in its plot sequencing, and stylish in Spike Lee's urban feel, this is a unique heist movie that turns out to be more than initially thought. The back & forth exchange between Denzel's not-so-clean cop and Clive Owen's cunning thief is a stellar chess and checkers game, one that draws in audiences while still wondering what the heck is going on.
December 18, 2017
Really was a perfect heist! A must watch for fans of the genre
October 9, 2017
'Inside Man' is a fun bank robbery to watch. It doesn't pretend to be something it's not, and is buoyed by the charisma of it's lead, Denzel Washington. Spike Lee directs with nuance, and takes what could have been a clunky film and smooths out the rough edges. It's a smart joint that should have your attention from the opening bell. Final Score: 8.1/10
October 8, 2017
SPOILER DOWN BELOW...

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.
October 2, 2017
This film is brimming with suspense and will definitely keep your interest the whole way through. It's intelligent, deep and unpredictable. Worth seeing.
September 30, 2017
Catchy heist movie by Spike Lee. Nice performance of Denzel Washington too.
Super Reviewer
½ September 30, 2017
Don't look too closely, because a lot of this simply doesn't make sense. Beyond that consideration though it can be a wee bit of fun. Spike Lee gives each of his international cast of New Yorkers screen time to lay down their plot points and get out of the way, one has the feeling of being at a theater party. Standouts include Jodie Foster's slimy hatchet man, Willem Dafoe good guy (for once!!!) cop and, of course, Chris Plummer's Nazi collaborator (they'll put in on his tombstone!). Good fun all around.
September 8, 2017
Brilliant with Denzel truly representin' and Clive cute and clever as usual...an Underrated Joint Film. I also adore
August 11, 2017
Great heist Drama movie. Not seen many of Spike Lee's work, but this one has to be one of his best.

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July 30, 2017
This is the second time I watch this movie. The best robbery movie at all time...
June 8, 2017
sure hit heist classic
June 1, 2017
smart film brill cast unusual plot great performances
½ May 29, 2017
Da grande fan di heist movie le mie aspettative per questo film erano elevate, ma in fin dei conti sono rimasto piuttosto deluso. Sotto gli aspetti tecnici il film convenzionale e accademico: la colonna sonora fuori luogo, la fotografia banale e il film in generale diretto senza uno stile preciso e senza scelte originali. Se sotto gli aspetti tecnici non eccelle, ha i suoi buoni momenti sulla trama e sulla sceneggiatura. Tralasciando rari dialoghi ridicoli, il film ha una storia ben strutturata e ben pensata, che funziona grazie ad un antagonista motivato, intelligente e realistico. Purtroppo questi aspetti positivi non riescono a salvare un film che non riuscito a coinvolgermi come voleva, soprattutto per la mancanza inaccettabile di uno stile personale e unico di un regista come Spike Lee.
½ March 28, 2017
Not bad, but a little slow and odd at times.
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