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Movie Review: 'The Usual Suspects'

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The Usual Suspects

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
106 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/16/95
performer:
Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio Del Toro, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak, Pete Postlethwaite
director:
Bryan Singer
author:
Christopher McQuarrie
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B

Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Pollak, and Benicio Del Toro star in Bryan Singer’s showily complex crime drama as felons who meet in a holding cell and decide to do some business together. Their common bond is their fear of a vicious criminal called Keyser Söze, whose identity remains a mystery. When you catch on, you may feel elated — or soured — by the contortions of suspended disbelief required to sustain this caffeinated trip to Tarantinoville. B