ANDY FISH

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

THE USUAL SUSPECTS

THE USUAL SUSPECTS (1995)
D: Bryan Singer
Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey
The Usual Suspects is the kind of movie you have to sit and watch.  You can't thumb through a magazine, you can't be doodling in a sketchbook, you need to douse the lights-- pop yourself some popcorn and watch the movie from beginning to end.  Be prepared to watch it a second time when you're done.

The New York police and FBI are called in to investigate a massacre at one of the docks involving a foreign ship.  The only survivor's are a burned nearly to death Hungarian sailor who lies hysterically in his hospital bed indicating that legendary criminal mastermind Keyser Soze is involved, and Verbal Kint, a crippled mousy informer who is questioned by Investigators and tells his side of the story.

Give this one a chance-- it's an amazing bit of storytelling and an example of how assembling a great cast with a great script can't fail.