The Usual Suspects Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Pollak, and Benicio Del Toro star in Bryan Singer's showily complex crime drama as felons who meet in… The Usual Suspects Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Pollak, and Benicio Del Toro star in Bryan Singer's showily complex crime drama as felons who meet in… 1995-08-16 R PT106M Drama Mystery and Thriller Gabriel Byrne Kevin Spacey Stephen Baldwin Gabriel Byrne Benicio Del Toro Chazz Palminteri Kevin Pollak Pete Postlethwaite Kevin Spacey
Movie Review

Movie Review: 'The Usual Suspects' (1995)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 16, 1995; Rated: R; Length: 106 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Gabriel Byrne and Kevin Spacey

Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Pollak, and Benicio Del Toro star in Bryan Singer's showily complex crime drama as felons who meet in a holding cell and decide to do some business together. Their common bond is their fear of a vicious criminal called Keyser Söze, whose identity remains a mystery. When you catch on, you may feel elated — or soured — by the contortions of suspended disbelief required to sustain this caffeinated trip to Tarantinoville. B

Originally posted Sep 08, 1995 Published in issue #291 Sep 08, 1995 Order article reprints