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Based on 39 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The suspense crackles, the acting sizzles and the script, by promising first-timer Russell Gewirtz, keeps tossing surprises like grenades. show more

  • 100
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The thrills in Spike Lee's singularly savvy thriller are in small unexpected moments. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Inside Man may be a cat-and-mouse game, but it's far from predictable. What could have been a straightforward thriller is unusually clever, visually captivating and unfailingly entertaining. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Boils with humor, surprise and dramatic energy. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Lee transforms a generic cops-crooks-and-hostages scenario into a smart, sharp heist movie by the sheer force of his love for, and knowledge of, the city where he lives. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    It's got style and charisma to spare, with all the characters acting from fiery reserves of self-interest, including Christopher Plummer as a bank president with a secret in his safe-deposit box. show more

  • 90
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    This is the mother lode all action/suspense directors search for and Lee, who usually doesn't work in that genre, has hit it. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Washington hasn't been this relaxed in years. When he feels like it he can be the most charismatic star in the movies. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Unexpectedly funny, leisurely paced and oblivious to the demands of its genre, Inside Man has a loose, playful vibe that's at odds with its grave life-and-death scenario. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Has a doozy of a surprise ending that doesn't really stand up under close scrutiny - but you'll have so much fun getting there, it's easy to go along with Lee and company for the ride. show more

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