The Top 63 Marathon, part 43
Title: The Usual Suspects
Length: 106 minutes
Director: Bryan Singer
Writer: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio Del Toro, Kevin Pollak, Kevin Spacey
Music: John Ottman
Distinctions: Oscars for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor (Spacey); currently #25 on the IMDb’s Top 250
Synopsis: a survivor of a crime gone wrong talks to the police about what happened
How I saw it: on video several times, most recently yesterday (rented from Netflix)
Pacing: Indifferent. The beginning of the movie, before it gets to the twists and turns and Keyser Soze, seems like just a run-of-the-mill heist movie, which is pretty dull. And the action scenes are mostly boring.
Special effects/design: Great.
Subjective Rating: 8/10 (Great). Not as great as I used to think it was, but still great. I guess.
Objective Rating: 3.0/4 (Good).