Here's a film that serves as proof that a strong ending can change your opinion on the piece altogether. You spend most of the movie thinking, "I don't think it's very good." But then the end sequence is shown to you and it feels so skillfully composed and seems too bring the rest of the plot events together so well, that you think, "Wow! This is a really good movie!" Funny how that happens.
i watched this with my dad when i was like 10 or something for the first time. its one of his faves and not one of mine. tbh its confusing even now and im 16. i love kevin spacey tho. go awf. anyway, i think the movie tries to be like plot-holey but its way too fast paced??? idek what the fuck the characters were saying. but i liked kevin spacey so 3 for just him.
very predictable (I wonder if the cripple who manages to get away with everything isn't a cripple and is actually the bad guy). very over-dramatic music. confusing to watch because you sit there the whole time wondering what's the point, why are all of these plot lines being told when we already know who the bad guy is. still, a decent film with some humor to make up for the ambitious plot.
Not terrible, but vastly overrated as an imaginative and brainy whodunit. The Usual Suspects features an all-star cast and Bryan Singer should be commended for cooking up a crime flick that does not rely on a barrage of bullets and cliche characters; I just found the end revelation unrewarding and obvious.