There are plenty of movies out there involving crime, criminals, criminal masterminds, and complicated plots that twist every which way before they finally reveal who the bad guy is. In perhaps the most critically acclaimed movie in this genre, “The Usual Suspects” stands head and shoulders above the rest, and is what all other crime movies are compared to. This is an absolute must see movie if you enjoy crime dramas that keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last.
The show starts out with police rounding up some probable crime suspects for a small time, apparently insignificant crime. As these criminals meet up in a holding cell to await the stereotypical police lineup, they meet each other as well as find out they have various criminal skills. One of them relays a request of his “boss,” to put together a criminal team to carry out some illegal activity.
After they make it through the police lineup without issue, they come together to pull of this presumably small time stunt. As they dig deeper and|deeper into the nature of their business, they find that there is a criminal architect behind the entire thing. A criminal organizer that is so poisonous, as well as so pitiless that anybody who even sees this person is rapidly kill.
They hear a parable of how back in the old country, before he came to America, a rival crime lord came over to his house. In a confirm of potency, this competitor crime lord threatened to put to death his family before his eyes, in hopes of keeping him in line. Nonetheless this savage murderer proved too much even for his competitor crime lord. He executed his own family himself, before killing all but one of those sent to kill him. This of course, established his reputation as the most heartless and feared criminal mastermind ever.
As the members of this small group get closer and closer to the real identity of the sinful mastermind, the police get closer and closer to the entire setup. In a astounding race against time, the group must escape capture from the police, and work together to avoid angering he who has hired them for the job.
Nevertheless, both the group, as well as the police are completely clueless as to the actual identify of the criminal intelligence behind all this. The surprising ruse is revealed, and it is such a good pronouncement, from a script and acting standpoint, that you will need to watch this show again to observe how the clues were cleverly placed along the way, down to the accurate tone of voice in certain scenes. If you haven’t witnessed this film, you should. If you have, you should see it again. And again.