Friday, October 8, 2010

The Usual Suspects (1995)

Personal Rating- 5.5 out of 10                        IMDB Rating- 8.7 out of 10 (as of October 8, 2010)

Plot Summary- The Usual Suspects is the mysterious story of five men who are wrongfully put in a police lineup because they are "the usual suspects." While incarcerated they plan a scheme to get back at the police department. Word gets out that a notorious gangster is back in town and offers these men a job they cant refuse, all ending in a lot of gunfire, deaths, and the biggest twist that you'll never see coming.

Kevin Spacey as "Roger Kint"
Personal Opinion- Wow, honestly that plot summary was really hard to write, this movie has so much talking and drama that it had me on the brink of a nap quite a few times. I honestly had to rack my brain pretty hard to pull the main points of the story out and give you guys a nice summary, partly because the movie is pretty complicated and also the fact that it was putting me to sleep. If mystery movies are your kind of thing all I've got to say is this one isn't really like the rest of them.. I guess if i go back and watch the movie a second time once I saw the twist at the end my opinion could change, (its kind of one of those "Sixth Sense" kind of feelings) but I really wasn't that thrilled the first time so why would I watch a movie I didn't enjoy for a second time. In complete honesty the twist was kind of bland, too simple. Honestly I'm not really sure what the people who boosted this rating up to 8.7 on IMDB saw in this movie.. decent acting maybe?

The Lineup (Profanity, yes, Spoilers? unsure)

Memorable Quotes- 

Dave Kujan: First day on the job, you know what I learned? How to spot a murderer. Let's say you arrest three guys for the same killing. You put them all in jail overnight. The next morning, whoever's sleeping is your man. You see, if you're guilty, you know you're caught, you get some rest, you let your guard down. 

Verbal: Can I get some coffee?
Dave Kujan: In a while. Let's talk about the lineup.
Verbal: I'm really thirsty. I used to dehydrate as a kid. One time it got so bad my piss came out like snot. I'm not kidding, it was all thick and gooey.


  1. thought it was a pretty great movie

  2. interestin take! tahnks for sharing

  3. Great review! I'll check it out.

  4. Review a movie with John Cusack in it.

  5. You are right on with all these movies so far. Any guy should check these out!

  6. This is such a sick movie, and your review gets it on the money.

  7. Kevin Spacey is one of my favorite actors.
    I like what you got going on here in your blog!

  8. Looks interesting, I'll definitely check it out. :D

  9. this is a great movie!

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  10. I always have loved this movie!

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