04 August 2011

SEVENTY-SIXTH

A. "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."

B. The Usual Suspects (3) is a good heist thriller with Kevin Spacey in the lead. One can't help but know instinctively that Spacey's character (apparently domestic, lame, and unintelligent) is the most dangerous of the lineup of criminals in the first scene. On the whole, the final twist is clever and the plot keeps you going, but a number of movies in the same genre do what this one did better. We might recommend The City of God (4) for it's skillful storytelling (though it's not a heist film), or Ocean's Eleven (3) for it's clean upbeat tone, or Matchstick Men (3) for it's clever final twist.