The Usual Suspects

Five villains in New York are rounded up by police in an unconventional manner that worries them. After release, they get together for a spot of revenge, but someone else is controling events.

Now I was shocked to find, some of you youngsters have not watched this film…not heard of it! To me that’s a travesty…your great films of the 90’s were Titanic and The Beach, I mean it’s not even *THAT* old, it’s from 1995.

It’s ranked as number 19 of the top 250 films. If you haven’t seen at least half of these movies, you are missing out..

I personally love this movie and have seen it many many times, you get absorbed by it each time, drawn in and rung out.

Kevin Spacey is a great actor, and this is his best performance ever (his first Oscar), Stephen Baldwin quite possible put in his best performance too, Gabriel Byrne was smouldering and Benicio Del Toro was in this before he was even anyone at all.

It’s one of the most original stories you’ll see as it’s so unique no one could mimic it and get away it without people labelling it a knock-off of The Usual Suspects[/url].

It’s suitably dark and engaging, intruiging and plays on myths, I still remember the first time I watched it and it rendered me speechless. It’s almost flawlessy scripted, and if you watch it over and over you will still get caught up.

I just wanted to bring this movie up, and say if you haven’t see it, WATCH IT NOW.

It’s actually one of the original DVD’s I have, the 2-disc special edition.

It’s one of the few movies I’d give a 9/10 (nothing is perfect).




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28 Responses to The Usual Suspects

  1. CS June 9, 2005 at 10:04 pm #

    Anything with Kevin Spacey in it is good shit, maybe not “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”, but still, Kevin Spacey rocks!

    But I have to admit they did a pretty good parody of Usual Suspect in “Scary Movie” haha, got to love that song “Too cool for school”

  2. god June 9, 2005 at 10:05 pm #

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  3. Sashi June 9, 2005 at 10:09 pm #

    Yup, it’s frikkin’ brilliant. Keyser Soze rules!!

  4. ShaolinTiger June 9, 2005 at 10:12 pm #

    Shhh was already fixed by the time you finished typing your comment loh…

    This software no preview yet 😉

  5. god June 9, 2005 at 10:16 pm #

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  6. ShaolinTiger June 9, 2005 at 10:19 pm #

    Yeah he is, I love American Beauty too, one of my favourites.

    He’s pretty versatile, he’s played a whole range of chars.

    Yeah the first Scary Movie was decent, but preferred the original set of spoofs with Naked Gun and Hot Shots 😀

  7. kimberlycun June 9, 2005 at 10:19 pm #

    in 1995 i was only 11 ok? so i cant really be blamed for loving ‘my heart will go on’. usual suspects’s still on a decade later though 😛

  8. tiger June 9, 2005 at 10:30 pm #

    I rate Usual Suspects in the top 10 for the 90’s, together with Pulp Fiction and Shawshank.

    Trainspotting and Goodfellas should be in the top 20; whilst Jackie Brown and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert ought to be in the top 100.

    But that’s only what I reckon 😛

  9. Golf Grouch June 9, 2005 at 10:34 pm #

    How about Memento? That was an instant classic.

  10. ShaolinTiger June 9, 2005 at 10:38 pm #

    I agree, apart from Jackie Brown, it was eagerly anticipated, by me anyway, I watched at the cinema on the day of release…and well it didn’t cut it for me. I don’t rate it.

    If we take 90’s though, 98/99 were the killer years for me with break through movies..

    Fight Club
    American Beauty
    Saving Private Ryan
    American History X
    Sixth Sense
    Green Mile
    Lock, Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels

    Some of the best movies ever made IMHO.

  11. ShaolinTiger June 9, 2005 at 10:40 pm #

    Instant classic for those that understood it, I found a lot of people didn’t ‘get’ it. Was a bit dark and twisted.

    I know a couple of people who tried to watch it 2-3 times and just couldn’t follow it LOL

  12. ShaolinTiger June 9, 2005 at 10:42 pm #

    Some films age gracefully, generally those good movies not based on pop culture.

    When I watch some movies and realise they are 20 years old, I’m like OMG….(Back to the Future?)

  13. mudslinger June 9, 2005 at 10:54 pm #

    i love this movie. one of the best, i agree. really cool. to those who have not seen it, well, you’re missing out, so go watch it….

  14. NekoSavant June 9, 2005 at 11:01 pm #

    I watched this years ago, have very vague memories of it, but i do remember that it’s a lot better than some of the shite they call movies today.

    And uh.. how come after browsing thru your links i came back here and got called a dirty spammer = =

    Christ, i thought i’d accidentally downloaded some kind of spyware or some thing and was getting bollocked for it :\

  15. ShaolinTiger June 9, 2005 at 11:06 pm #

    Hhahahaha, yeah movies today are crap.

    Sorry about that, it will happen from time to time if you happen to get here with one my banned words in the referal string.

    Check HERE for details on what I did.

    If it happens just refresh, or close the TAB/Window and come back again.

  16. james June 9, 2005 at 11:38 pm #

    If Memento was dark and twisted, Mullholland Drive must have been downright mutated. 🙂

  17. tiger June 9, 2005 at 11:54 pm #

    I liked Jackie Brown because of its soundtrack, and I actually found Samuel L. Jackson’s character to be charming in a unique way.

    Green Mile was one of the better adaptations of Stephen King, altho The Stand is still my fave King adaptation of all time.

    Fight Club was good in the closing 15 minutes or so, but it was worth keeping one’s patience for that one. Private Ryan was brilliant with its opening scenes of the D-Day landing, but towards the end I got extremely annoyed with the interpreter who was more than a shade of yellow 😛

    The most memorable movie scene in my mind is still “the worst toilet in Scotland” from Trainspotting.*heheh*

  18. NekoSavant June 10, 2005 at 1:26 am #

    Ah ok, i see. Ta very much.

  19. FireAngel June 10, 2005 at 2:03 am #


    Usual suspect’s damn the nice. Thanks for reminding. I’ll go watch it again this weekend…. IF i can find the damned CD…

  20. ShaolinTiger June 10, 2005 at 2:28 am #

    I like em dark, Mullholand drive, Donnie Darko, Pi, Clockwork Orange, Requiem for a Dream etc..

  21. vlad June 10, 2005 at 5:00 am #

    Hands down, it has the best twist ever. I missed the feeling of watching it for the first time.

    Mulholland Drive, however was downright Lynch-ified. If it were not for Naomi Watt’s tits, I would not watch it again and again; and still don’t get it.

  22. frank_omatic June 10, 2005 at 7:56 am #

    Good movie…i had seen it a long time ago..A1 movie..highly recommended!

  23. Dabido (Teflon) June 10, 2005 at 8:00 am #

    You must be the only other Clockwork Orange Fan I’ve met.

    The book was fantastic too (it has the missing chapter that the movie didn’t have at the end … mainly as Kubrik had read the US version of the book which didn’t have that Chapter ).

    Burgess is a fine writer. Have you read any of his work?

  24. tiger June 10, 2005 at 8:01 am #

    Bro, maybe if you weren’t distracted it might be possible to figure out the movie, huh?


    just kidding 😛

  25. S-Kay June 10, 2005 at 9:21 pm #

    I’ve watched it. Bought the DVD to watch it along with Lock Stock, Trainspotting, Snatch and I forgot what else but I love all of them. Heehee. And I’m young so who said youngsters have not heard of it =P

  26. CS June 12, 2005 at 2:47 am #

    how can movie buffs NOT LIKE Clockwork Orange? geeeeeee..Malcolm McDowell was the bomb.

    If you can’t understand MEMENTO, you don’t deserve to watch good movies, or go to the cinema.

    my fav movie list?….hmm

    memento, pulp fiction, clockwork, oh and Se7en, freaking good stuff. I would put in Lord of The Flies too but i watched it when i was young and kinda had a bad experience w it, appreciate it more when I watched it the second times..

    I tend to write about good movie in my blog whenever i can haha.

  27. summer June 14, 2005 at 10:45 am #

    i rate it definitely in the top 10!! a good one no doubt!!

  28. vlad June 14, 2005 at 9:53 pm #

    You know what, you are right.

    Now I need to watch it with extra papers on my hand, you know to cover up the boobs. LOL

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