The 1995 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay hit the right target, and THE USUAL SUSPECTS cemented its reputation as a neo-noire landmark and one of the best films to emerge from that decade. When an unlikely band of criminals take on a dangerous heist job for a mysterious underworld legend, there will be blood, betrayal and a boatload of plot twists in the thrilling finale.
Director Bryan Singer and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie filled their high-octane plot with a sizzling ensemble cast and let THE USUAL SUSPECTS blow up crime cinema history to forge its own long-burning legacy. Whether you are a first-time inductee to the cult or a devout fan from the beginning, the question of who is Keyser Soze will linger on your lips now and after your next ten viewings. This film is a dramatic mine field of gritty suspense and gun-packing intrigue, so buckle up. Following the myriad of clues and red herrings planted in its ingenious plot is like falling down the rabbit hole with Alice: it only gets curiouser and curiouser. Starring Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollack, Pete Postlethwaite and Chazz Palminteri, this thriller’s finale throws a punch you’ll feel and enjoy for years to come.
While FilmEdge heartily recommends THE USUAL SUSPECTS on its own earned merits, read our review of this new Blu-ray edition from MGM/Fox to uncover the mysterious lack of bonus features in this Digibook release.