Format: Limited Edition Blu-Book
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Written by: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak, Pete Postlethwaite, Kevin Spacey, Suzy Amis, Benicio del Toro, Giancarlo Esposito
Studio: MGM, 20th Century Fox
Review by: Bill Jones
The Usual Suspects is part of the lexicon for most film buffs at this point, whether for its big twist ending (and how to execute that ending in a way that lends itself to repeat viewings), its ensemble cast, as the film that catapulted the career of director Bryan Singer (X-Men, Valkyrie) and of course for Keyser Soze and the film’s unreliable narrator.
As the years have passed, many critics have had differing opinions on whether the story of five top-tier criminals who maybe not-so-coincidentally wind up in a police lineup together en route to hashing their next major heist is great or terrible. Many love and some hate the twist ending that involves all but one of the crew being murdered aboard a boat in the middle of their mission gone awry. (more…)