Jan 2, 2008

"The Usual Suspects".

Quite possibly one of the best movies of all time. Romantic comedies included.

Bryan Singer proves that even though you may look like an eighteen-year-old you may still have the prowess to create a film like this.

Starring Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro and Kevin Spacey in the role that made him Kevin Spacey even before there was "American Beauty" - "The Usual Suspects" is the story of five criminals brought together in a line up. What is interesting about the story and the movement of the story is that it continues to evolve and dissolve into confusion up until the very end - which makes it a treat to watch. When directors understand that audiences are not idiots and do not want narrators to hold their pinkie fingers and guide them along the plot, and that audiences are actually thinking and experiencing human beings (despite how comatose they may be from watching all the idiot box) - it all results in a film like "The Usual Suspects". Call me a sucker for thrillers (more for criminal stories than psychological thrillers, yeah!) but this movie was brilliant. Absolutely, five-star-quality, unbelievably brilliant.

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