The Usual Suspects 1995

The Usual Suspects

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Expertly shot and edited, The Usual Suspects gives the audience a simple plot and then piles on layers of deceit, twists, and violence before pulling out the rug from underneath.

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"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist," says con man Kint (Kevin Spacey), drawing a comparison to the most enigmatic criminal of all time, Keyser Soze. Kint attempts to convince the feds that the mythic crime lord not only exists, but is also responsible for drawing Kint and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro Harbor - leaving few survivors.

Cast & Crew

Stephen Baldwin
Michael McManus
Gabriel Byrne
Dean Keaton
Kevin Pollak
Todd Hockney
Kevin Spacey
Roger 'Verbal' Kint
Suzy Amis
Edie Finneran
Dan Hedaya
Jeff Rabin
Hans Brockmann
Executive Producer
François Duplat
Executive Producer
Art Horan
Executive Producer
Robert Jones
Executive Producer
Kenneth Kokin
Co-Producer
John Ottman
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Critic Reviews for The Usual Suspects

All Critics (76) | Top Critics (22) | Fresh (68) | Rotten (8)

  • An imaginative, entertaining crime mystery with plenty of nerve and vigor.

    June 18, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • If the pleasures of The Usual Suspects are the more superficial ones of ingenuity and style, those are abundantly available. The twists and turns of the plot are an awful lot of fun, while the ending is genuinely satisfying and surprising.

    June 18, 2013 | Full Review…
  • In a season of fat blockbusters, a picture as brainy, bitter, and compact as this one comes as a shock and a treat.

    June 18, 2013 | Full Review…
  • It's a nerve-shredding suspense movie about corruption, a bravura actor's show full of deliciously twisted cops and robbers, and a complex riddle packed with unexpected turns.

    June 18, 2013 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • For many true movie fiends, noir is the key American movie type, and the most fun when it's done right. The Usual Suspects is done right.

    January 18, 2013 | Full Review…

    Jack Kroll

    Newsweek
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  • I didn't believe this story for a minute, even in movie terms -- though it's less offensive than a piece of junk like Apt Pupil, Singer's subsequent feature.

    March 28, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Usual Suspects

  • Oct 16, 2016
    A film that needs to be viewed multiple times in order to fully appreciate, The Usual Suspects is unassumingly intelligent.
    Matthew Samuel M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 31, 2016
    A clever scripted executed with a brilliant cast (including the cunning Kevin Spacey). The Usual Suspects keeps you guessing and on the thrilling edge with its layer-filled plot, direction and its deceitful twist that's still praised as one of the more surprising ones to this day. 4/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • May 13, 2016
    Led an deserving Oscar winning performance from Kevin Spacey, "The Usual Suspects" is well crafted and will lose your attention (especially when the twist comes at the end).
    Kameron W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 10, 2015
    If there's a film that bathes under the same glory as Pulp Fiction, it must be The Usual Suspects. And kudos to Kevin Spacey's terrific performance in this cinematic treasure.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer

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