Spike Lee delivers one solid and badass heist film. Denzel Washington is as badass as ever as he plays mind games with a brilliant Clive Owen and Jodie Foster is delightfully sleazy and Willem Dafoe and Chiwitel Ejiofor offer up some badass support. This is true filmmaking right here.
This movie not only has a very interesting plot also they kept you glued on your chair keeping you guessing about what is really going on. And with good twists throughout the movie (not only the ending). The casts delivers solid performances. Seeing the plan come together at the end is the film's biggest highlight. This is a very well made heist flick, probably one the best out there.
Functionally entertaining but forgettable. Quite literally, I have seen this film 3 times now and each time I had completely forgotten that I seen it before. Clive Owen's magnetism is par for the course -- the man could scrub toilets with intensity -- and the requisite twists do their twisting. But to what end?