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½ December 3, 2016
The Usual Suspects is a neo-noir masterpiece.
December 1, 2016
"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."
The suspenseful mystery "The Usual Suspects" keeps you guessing from beginning to end on what is fact and what is fiction. The opening scenes of the film, appear to mean nothing at first glance, but once we are brought to the lineup where we meet the five main characters for the first time, you begin to wonder if you actually missed something bigger than you originally thought. What are you supposed to believe when all of the usual suspects are gone and the only person you have to rely on is a criminal himself.
½ November 29, 2016
Knowing the plot twist cause this movie is so notorious really ruined the end reveal for me.
½ November 25, 2016
An unintelligible, stagy, and robotically performed bore that turns into a Hercule Poirot mystery in the conclusion - with one distinction: it wasn't surprising.
November 17, 2016
Great plot twist at the end. Worth it. See it.
November 1, 2016
It didn't wow me, but it was well done. I kinda saw the ending coming about halfway through the movie. Spacey does a great job as always, the Stephen Baldwin looks annoyingly "cool 90s guy", and the editing/cinematography tries a bit too hard to be edgy.
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!
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