May 01 2015

Episode 46 – The Usual Suspects

The Usual SuspectsFor today’s episode, we explore the concept of the unreliable narrator as we watch The Usual Suspects.  Kevin Spacey won an Oscar for his portrayal of Verbal Kint (or did he???) in this twisty crime drama that managed to keep most audiences guessing even after the credits rolled.  We tried to decide how much of the movie actually happened as we saw but can you ever really know?

For our next episode, we will watch the seminal film about unreliable narrators, Rashomon!

The Usual Suspects (1995)
The Usual Suspects poster Rating: 8.6/10 (839,909 votes)
Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie
Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak
Runtime: 106 min
Rated: R
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Released: 15 Sep 1995
Plot: A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.

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