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Based on 22 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Self-consciously bleak. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Look out for everything, and listen, too, because Suspects is one of the most densely plotted mysteries in memory. show more

  • 85
    F. X. Feeney Mr. Showbiz

    Byrne is a stand-up poet the way some actors are stand-up comics. His innate depth prompts The Usual Suspects to transcend its own cleverness--and this is the movie's smartest, least predictable surprise. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A near-classic blend of mystery, personality, humor and terror, laced with one stunning shock after another. [18 August 1995, Friday, p.C] show more

  • 100
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    This movie has everything but Humphrey Bogart, and I'm sure he's sorry he was unavailable. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The Usual Suspects is an accomplished synthesis of noir elements and, as such, is an entertaining entry to the genre. show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Usual Suspects filled me with a highly unusual urge - to be a true "reviewer," to rewind the projector and figure out this humdinger once and for all. show more

  • 88
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    Dense, ironic and thoroughly engrossing caper melodrama. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    To the degree that you will want to see this movie, it will be because of the surprise, and so I will say no more, except to say that the "solution," when it comes, solves little - unless there is really little to solve, which is also a possibility. show more

  • 60
    Frank Lovece TV Guide

    Screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie's tough-guy dialogue and Bryan Singer's crisp direction give the ensemble cast every opportunity to shine, and they do. show more

  • January 31, 2012 pitciarn
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    Great movie !!!! Not a cookie-cutter flick for crime movie buffs . The plot is too twisting to go throught here, but it is great. Spacey NAILED the role of Verbal / Kesyer, his performance WAS the movie. The rest of the talented cast fits like a glove to add the extra layers in this movie. The right actors were cast for the roles, I\'d look forward to a sequel but no way ligthening could strike twice. Leave perfection to just the one movie..

  • December 20, 2008 robbie61987
    Report This User

    This movie was a joke. The director had no business making X-Men.

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