The Usual Suspects Reviews
#Content: Script 4 | Acting 4 | Cinematography 4 | Film Editing 4
#Visual: Costume Design 3 | Makeup & Hairstyling 3 | Scenic Design 3 | Lighting 3 | Visual Effects 3
#Sound: Score & Soundtracks 4 | Sound Editing & Mixing 4
#Overall (1~10): 7
Happily, I was able to grab this one up on a cheap Blu-ray and give it another day in court, and I have to say, ti holds up amazingly well. Solid performances from all involved and a nice little twist to make you look at the entire film in a different way as the credits roll.
After a massive explosion on a ship leaves 27 dead, a police officer brings in the only suspect and begins interrogating him.
Despite only having a 6 million dollar budget, this movie looks and feels better than most movies with much bigger budgets. This movie has an amazing cast (especially Kevin Spacey) and amazing plotting which keeps you guessing as more and more plot points appear.
It's ending will knock you out cold. Some people said that they were able to predict it but that's only 1/2 of the plot twist. The other half of it was the fact that Verbal was reading off the bulletin board.
However near the middle, the movie can get boring. Not much exciting events happens in it and it is slower than the rest of the film.
Still this movie is pretty great. It has a cool plot twist and the movie leaves room for re-watching it. Overall, it's a pretty well- done crime drama.