Movie Review: The Usual Suspects – A Shocking Tale Of Adventure

Posted: September 16, 2010 in Uncategorized

There are lots of movies out there involving crime, criminals, criminal masterminds, & complicated plots that twist every which way before they finally reveal who the bad man is. In perhaps the most critically acclaimed film in this style, “The Usual Suspects” stands head & shoulders above the rest, & is what all other crime movies are compared to. This is an absolute must see film in case you enjoy crime dramas that keep you on the fringe of your chair until the final.

The film starts out with police rounding up some potential crime suspects for a tiny time, seemingly inconsequential crime. These tiny time crooks meet up for the first time in a holding cell, while they are awaiting a police lineup. One of these in the holding cell passes on a job offer from his “boss” to pull of some seemingly simple & tiny time crime.

When they are released without issue after the lineup, the get together to try to pull off this seemingly innocent crime. As they dig deeper & deeper in to the nature of their business, they find that there is a criminal mastermind behind the whole thing. A mastermind of crime so soulless & ruthless that any who even glimpse who they is are immediately & ruthlessly killed.

They are told some story or legend about what they did in the elderly country, when a rival criminal paid him a visit. In a show of force, this rival crime lord threatened to execute his relatives before his eyes, in hopes of keeping him in line. This deadly killer turned out to be far much to handle for the local crime lord. They executed his own relatives himself, before killing all but one of those sent to kill him. Naturally this evil act established his reputation as the most ruthless criminal ever.

As the members of this tiny group get closer to closer to the actual identify of the evil mastermind, the police get closer & closer to the whole setup. In a shocking race against time, the group must evade capture from the police, & must work together to keep away from angering they who has hired them for the job.

But both the group, & the police are clueless as to the actual identify of the criminal mastermind behind all this. The shocking secret is revealed, & it is such a pleasant revelation, from a script & acting standpoint, that you will need to watch this film repeatedly to see how the clues were cleverly placed along the way, down to the correct tone of voice in positive scenes. You ought to see this film at the first chance you get. In case you have, you ought to see it again. & again.

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