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½ January 30, 2017
Had the feeling of a brian grazer production...perhaps would have ben better with Ron Howard taking the wheel...
January 25, 2017
Even a good Spike Lee film is shit.
½ January 10, 2017
An entertaining heist movie with some good plot twists. Denzel Washington carries this film from start to finish with a good supporting cast as well. Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, William Dafoe, Christopher Plummer, and Chiwetel Ejiofor are all good as well. This is a good addition to the bank robbing genre. Good job Spike Lee.
January 3, 2017
It's good movie to watch
½ December 29, 2016
Here's a film that rates just a little bit lower every time I see it. In many ways it's a decent genre exercise. A clear work-for-hire for Lee, but he clearly takes the assignment seriously and adds a lot of interesting touches to what could be generic fodder, and attracts a fine cast in the process. What he can't really fix though is a screenplay that needed more work. It has a good set up and at least one decent twist, but it drags it's feet during the middle hour and introduces entire characters (Jodie Foster) that are nothing but pointless red herrings. In the end, I can't buy a critical plot point that without spoiling anything, involves my needing to believe that Christopher Plummer is at least 20 years older than he clearly is, and would still be the active chairman of a major bank even if he was.
½ September 10, 2016
It is so rare a thing; to see one of those 'bank-robbing' movies and leave so satisfied with every aspect. Owen and Washington were destined to play their respective parts in the film and complement each other well. The plot was both engaging and unpredictable with subsequent plot twists being exciting and the outcome, unexpected. Without a doubt, this relatively unknown film is a 'diamond in the rough' of repetitive 'detective hostage mystery' films that seem to bore audiences to death.
September 9, 2016
Unusual heist thriller with a great cast and intriguing twists.
September 3, 2016
Spike Lee as always, great satisfying story with 0 mistakes, ultimate favorite
½ August 26, 2016
Not entirely Fresh nor Certifiable. This is a Spike-Denzel near cliche with Jodie just clinging to the vine. Almost overripe. And a tad slow in places with all the flashbacks. The end was only partially perfectly clear and should've been better. SPOILER ahead ... (close eyes quick)




... a twist on Robin Hood.
August 23, 2016
Unique storyline, great cast, a film that delivers.
½ August 23, 2016
muuuito mais ou menos, hein...
½ August 13, 2016
The first half was great, an above average bank robbery movie with a great tone, some great cinematography, and even some laughs! Then the second half is not as good, losing everything good about the first half somehow. It was lost to the point that the second half felt like a different movie. Jodie Foster's whole storyline, and the bank robbers involvement, sucks. That should have been taken out, especially since the movie is too long. But, Denzel Washington, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Willem Dafoe give outstanding performances throughout, which did help to elevate the bad stuff a little bit. But the ending is good. I think the movie's biggest problem is the writing, but the directing is a flaw too because it's at fault for not helping fix the writing to make the movie better.
½ August 7, 2016
Inside Man is a very well directed bank robbery film by Spike Lee. I was engaged the whole time, and Clive Owen, Denzel Washington, and Chiwetel Ejiofor all were great, as well as Willem Dafoe and Jodie Foster. Filled with interesting subplots and great dialogue, Inside Man is a bank heist film done right
Super Reviewer
½ July 25, 2016
This is a fantastic movie with a killer cast. A Spike Lee joint that is sure to satisfy, you are hooked from the beginning to the end. Pay attention to details as even the smallest conversation is important.
Super Reviewer
July 20, 2016
Lovely heist film. Spike Lee at his best
July 13, 2016
Twists. And more twists. No arc to the story though.
½ July 2, 2016
A review coming soon...maybe in the 3rd act. Wait for it, wait for it...
July 1, 2016
Extraordinary movie. Did you say cliché? That's what they thought. "M. White: "Off the record?" K. Frazier: "Off the... " Everything about you is off the record. Just talk to me."
June 29, 2016
A carefully and neatly perfect crime about a bank robbery goes awry when a band (leader of the gang is Clive Owen)abducts and takes hostages to people of building interior. A Police Inspector(Denzel Washington)must save at whatever cost the hostages bank what's suddenly under siege and itself surrounded of heavily super-armed polices .The robbers have sworn kill if they attack.Psychosis and paranoia abound between the prisoners from all sides and they can see no way out and someone making desperate tryings to flee.Clive Owen as the mastermind,executes an intelligent scheme is both exciting and thrilling although with a twisted finale.

Film packs maximum tension,emotion,thriller and surprise from the subsequents attempts by the policemen to enter in the bank. This movie is a crowd-pleasing blend of intrigue,tense,action packed and fast movement .It's a good production values with several stars and a clever twist ending. Great producer Brian Grazer assembled a highly talented international cast(Denzel,Owen,Jodie Foster,Christopher Plummer).The casting is absolutely perfect tough Clive Owen is mostly hidden into a hood. Crisp acting by Denzel Washington who plays a policeman making a first rate interpretation.Magnificent cinematography by Matthew Libatique.Memorable score by Terence Blanchard,he is Spike Lee's habitual films. Taut direction makes this splendid caper a crackerjack entertainment. Spike lee's realization is razor sharp.
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