The Usual Suspects

Film, Drama
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The Usual Suspects

This labyrinthine, very well played thriller never lets up. It begins with the explosion of a docked ship, before one of the two survivors goes on to detail, to the cops and the audience, the events of the previous six weeks that led him to the vessel. It's a yarn involving five criminals unwittingly brought together in a police cell due to one thing they have in common: the master criminal Keyser Soze, who may or may not exist...Working from Christopher McQuarrie's marvellously tortuous, colourful script, Singer creates a classy, thought-provoking mystery that is pleasingly old-fashioned (the settings, characters and sassy mood recall Hammett and Chandler) and absolutely modern in the sly, slightly self-conscious play it makes with myth and methods of storytelling.

By: GA

Release details

Duration: 108 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Bryan Singer
Screenwriter: Christopher McQuarrie
Cast: Pete Postlethwaite
Chazz Palminteri
Kevin Spacey
Giancarlo Esposito
Stephen Baldwin
Gabriel Byrne