For today’s IMDB Top 250 guest review, we have Lisa of Culturevultureexpress. Lisa got very excited about my IMDB Top 250 project and immediately grabbed a bunch of excellent films to review. Thanks again for joining in, Lisa! 🙂
There are still some movies up for grabs if anyone wants to do a guest IMDB Top 250 review. You can find the list HERE.
Now over to Lisa to see what she has to say about The Usual Suspects, IMDB rank 26 out of 250…
The Usual Suspects was a 1995 slick, intense and perfect crime-thriller. With an All-Star cast which included Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Bryne, Chazz Palminteri and Pete Postlethwaite, the plot, written by the amazingly talented Christopher McQuarrie, was dramatic as it meandered its way through deceit and mystery.
Directed by Bryan Singer, the film centres around Roger “Verbal” Kint, a cripple, and his recalling of events through flashbacks while he is been questioned by the cop Dave Kujan (Palminyeri) after been found at the scene of a drugs heist which has gone drastically wrong with only Verbal and a hospitalized Hungarian crewman and criminal been the only survivors. The drugs belong to the mysterious Keyser Soze, the hero of a children’s horror. Soze is said to have killed his family to show some evil men how determined he was when they threatened his family in a bid to get to him. His name even scares really tough men. He tells how there was a truck hijacking where five suspects including Verbal were arrested by the police. They are a mixture of criminals Dean Keaton (Byrne), Fred Fenster (Benicio Del Toro), Todd Hockney (Kevin Pollak) and Michael McManus (Stephe Baldwin).
Much of the mystery of the story revolves around the identity of Keyser Soze who is a violent mobster who has set these criminals on the path to their deaths with the help of
Mr. Kobayashi (Postlethwaite), Soze’s wing-man who becomes a possible suspect to be Soze due to his cruel and sinister demeanor.
This film is famous for it’s ending and rightly so. I won’t give away the ending. All I will say is that it is the best twist in film history as far as I’m concerned.
Certainly one of the finest twists I’ve ever seen too. Love this film.
Since we’re friends on FB I can safely say that I see the pics you post and I know your Gravatar photo is old and I am proud of you for sporting a hairdo like Spacey sports in this one.
Aww – does Mark not look like this photo?! Damn. I especially like his hair! ; )
Not these days – he’s sporting the “Verbal”….
I have had many, many different hairdos brother. Short, long, tidy messy, bald, blue, green… All sorts but, yes, I have had my hair a bit like Spacey’s in this. Very observant of you! 😉
If there’s one thing I’m good at – it’s paying fucking attention.
It IS a great twist. Thanks Mark – I need to let Lisa know she has comments on this. : )
Excellent review for an amazing movie. The whole way the story is told is unbelieveable.
Agree – Great film. Thanks for the comment. : )
Damn fine film, love it! Nice write up!
Yep – great ending! Thanks for the comment – I have to let Lisa know she has some comments. : )
Definitely one of the best twists ever. No way to dispute that.
Agree! : ) Thanks for the comment – I’ll let Lisa know.
Good stuff, ladies! This movie is excellent-o!!
Thanks on behalf of Lisa! : ) I have to let her know she has comments.
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Thanks again, Lisa. : ) Sorry I’ve fallen behind on replying to comments. You have quite a few comments on your review. : )
Probably wouldn’t call it the best twist in history, but it’s a good one no doubt about it! Nicely written review.
Agree it’s slightly hyped but still a pretty good twist. Thanks for the comment – I’ll let Lisa know she has comments. : )
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Thanks everyone for your comments. Glad you all enjoyed the review. I didn’t even think I’d get one comment, like or share so thanks everyone for each of those things! 🙂 The Usual Suspects is one of my favourite films. I have watched it loads of times and I never get tired of it. Love Kevin Spacey as an actor. Genius. 🙂