The Usual Suspects - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Usual Suspects Reviews

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½ October 22, 2016
Well filmed, and edited. Enticing movie that keeps you interested throughout. Amazing cast and great job by Spacey.
½ October 17, 2016
I didn't see the twist coming. Great mystery action movie with some thrills.
Super Reviewer
½ October 16, 2016
A film that needs to be viewed multiple times in order to fully appreciate, The Usual Suspects is unassumingly intelligent.
October 15, 2016
One of the best thrillers of all time next to Se7en and Mystic River.
½ October 13, 2016
An amazing crime/drama/mystery/thriller with the best plot twist in film history. Brutal violence, a lot swearing, and AMAZING STORY.

Not for the action fans due to the surprising lack of it but if you like a good crime story... Then this is the film for you! But what there is of the action is pretty good!!

9.5/10- one of the best films of the 90's
October 1, 2016
Incredibly intelligent and slow burning film that catches you off guard with all the plot twists and undermining themes that if you don't pay attention, it may all pass you by. Bryan Singers ballsy direction and clever writing mixed with a good cast makes potential for a good film if done right. Well told in non-linear as well.
September 20, 2016
A wonderful and suspenseful thriller as a criminal recounts the events leading up to a mass murder after he was one of two on the boat to survive, and the only one not hospitalized. Expertly acted, written, and edited, The Usual Suspects will go down as one of the classics.
September 17, 2016
Great movie and cast.
½ September 6, 2016
Considered an extremely smart film thanks to the climactic twist ending about the cripple Verbal's true identity and the way he fabricated the story with visual stimuli cluttered in the detective's office where he was being interrogated/questioned. But, was it really, truly, all that smart? At least if they had given viewers hints throughout, like The 6th Sense did, then maybe it'd be as great as some feel it to be. But, it's a bit overrated. I mean, honestly, who really remembers anything but the ending of this movie? The buildup is mediocre. You got some neat characters, but it's not worthy of its cult status. A good enough movie with some good acting and an okay story. Seeing it once is enough, just make sure you revisit it again if the last time you saw it you were 16 years old, you may see it's not what it seemed to be back in the 90's. Maybe because the twist ending movies were still in their infancy at the time.
September 4, 2016
Too confusing to be fully enjoyed.
September 3, 2016
A rare film. A crime drama with the expected thrills and action, but also with laughs and an intricate plot that is both hard to predict and interesting. We were discussing and dissecting it for days; it stood up to scrutiny.

Not for everyone; very violent and lots of harsh situations and language. If you can take it, don't read about it, *see* it. It's a rollercoaster ride and a lot of fun. One of the best movies I've seen.
½ September 3, 2016
Not that good, because of some ambiguity. The ending was good though.
Super Reviewer
August 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
½ August 30, 2016
Think of this as a bit like Get Shorty - just without the laughs and done in the style of a French gangster film.. Spacey's da man!
½ August 22, 2016
52% - Bryan Singer's The Usual Suspects has a good plot twist, but to a quite uninteresting story.
August 21, 2016
The plot twist of "The Usual Suspects" might have spoiled twists any other movies ever made!!
August 20, 2016
Great acting (Spacey won an oscar), crack on directing and editing all wrapped up in an award wining script, this is a very entertaining film with a fun twist ending.
½ August 16, 2016
This is one of my favorite movies of all time. This is a movie that when you see it and you should definitely see it. You will feel like someone is taking control of your body and you'll like it. Kevin Spacey is brilliant in this movie. That's all you need to know to go see this movie , right now. Find it somewhere streaming or go find it on DVD. It will be worth the time and money to put into seeing it. This is definitely a 9/10
August 7, 2016
The Usual Suspects is a decent film. It is about a sole survivor who tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat. Kevin Spacey and Stephen Baldwin give good performances. The script is a little slow in places. I liked this motion picture because of the drama and mystery.
½ August 7, 2016
I re-watched this the other night. It has aged well and is still a super good movie. Knowing the result didn't spoil it, instead it made me focus on all the little clues sprinkled throughout the story.
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