The Usual Suspects

Suspects
Mystery, Crime, Drama
1995

Director: Bryan Singer Cast: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Spacey, Chazz Palminteri, Pete Postlethwaite, Suzy Amis, Giancarlo Esposito, Dan Hedaya, Paul Bartel, Carl Bressler, Phillipe Simon, Jack Shearer, Christine Estabrook, Clark Gregg, Vito D’Ambrosio, Morgan Hunter

Academy Awards: Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Kevin Spacey); Best Original Screenplay (Christopher McQuarrie)

I First Saw In: 2016

Synopsis: A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup.

Did You Know? Kevin Spacey was always intended to play the role of Verbal Kint.

Quotables: VERBAL: A man can convince anyone he’s somebody else, but never himself.

And now a Word from the Guise:
I hate how the thugs in these movies are always philosophizing about everything. They’re murderous dirt bags always engaged in dick-measuring contests, but wow! they really understand how the world works! (eye roll)

Actor Morgan Hunter plays the hospitalized Hungarian man, Arkosh Kovash. I’m not remotely familiar with Hungarian, but Hunter has possibly the worst attempted accent I have ever heard. It’s as though he wrote out his lines in elementary phonetics and called it good.

Perhaps I would be more invested in this movie if I didn’t already know the plot twist. But probably not.

Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233