The Usual Suspects Synopsis
A detective questions a con man about his relationships with assorted criminals and an explosion.
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San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
This movie has everything but Humphrey Bogart, and I'm sure he's sorry he was unavailable.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A near-classic blend of mystery, personality, humor and terror, laced with one stunning shock after another. [18 August 1995, Friday, p.C]
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Ann Hornaday
Dense, ironic and thoroughly engrossing caper melodrama.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The Usual Suspects filled me with a highly unusual urge - to be a true "reviewer," to rewind the projector and figure out this humdinger...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The Usual Suspects is an accomplished synthesis of noir elements and, as such, is an entertaining entry to the genre.
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85

Mr. Showbiz

By F. X. Feeney
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...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Dense with plot intricacies, thick with atmosphere, and packed with showy roles for a hip ensemble.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Look out for everything, and listen, too, because Suspects is one of the most densely plotted mysteries in memory.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Self-consciously bleak.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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OMG!

By moviewatcher411
This is the best movie iv'e ever seen, go c this movie!!!...

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By KD35Baller
Great movie. Keeps you in suspense till the very end....

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The Usual actors with an usual twist

By This fans fa you
So in all likelihood, not your usual movie, but some familiar faces. Bryan Singer delivers with a movie derived from a column in Spy magazine title the aforementioned movie title. The usual suspects...

Like watching a frog that never tells you when he's going to jump...

By Dominic LeRose
Films cab transport our minds and make our brains work extremely hard by using build-up and mystery. In order to appreciate this from of cinema, you have to pay attention! That's not hard to do while...

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Rated R | For Violence and Strong Language
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 17 & under Profane, violent crime thriller has novel twists.
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