History YMMV / TheUsualSuspects

2nd May '16 7:19:59 PM Michael_McManus
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** FridgeBrilliance: In putting him up for Best Supporting Actor, both the studio and the academy maanged to conceal the fact that [[spoiler:Verbal is Keyser Soze.]]
28th Apr '16 8:51:07 AM Wuz
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* HarsherInHindsight: The Hungarian that Jack Baer is interrogating has [[TwoFaced half his face]] bandaged from severe burns]]. Baer is played by Creator/GiancarloEsposito, whose character Gus Fring in ''Series/BreakingBad'' dies in an explosion that blows off half of his face.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The Hungarian that Jack Baer is interrogating has [[TwoFaced half his face]] bandaged from severe burns]].burns. Baer is played by Creator/GiancarloEsposito, whose character Gus Fring in ''Series/BreakingBad'' dies in an explosion that blows off half of his face.
24th Feb '16 3:44:50 PM sonikkuruzu
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: There isn't much evidence that [[spoiler:Verbal Kint is Keyser Soze]] that doesn't come from the movie's UnreliableNarrator. It's quite possible that [[spoiler:he's just a conman trading on the name and reputation of a legendary crime lord to get what he wants.]]

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: There isn't much evidence that [[spoiler:Verbal Kint is Keyser Soze]] Söze]] that doesn't come from the movie's UnreliableNarrator. It's quite possible that [[spoiler:he's just a conman trading on the name and reputation of a legendary crime lord to get what he wants.]]



* EvilIsCool: Keyser Soze is clearly a monstrously evil man if even half of the things said about him are true, but his coolness in doing them is indisputable, particularly given the [[spoiler:famous twist ending has made him a by-word for the DiabolicalMastermind.]]

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* EvilIsCool: Keyser Soze Söze is clearly a monstrously evil man if even half of the things said about him are true, but his coolness in doing them is indisputable, particularly given the [[spoiler:famous twist ending has made him a by-word for the DiabolicalMastermind.]]
20th Jan '16 1:58:58 AM CassandraLeo
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* AwardSnub: A variant. The film was nominated for, and won, two Usefulnotes/{{Academy Award}}s. No problem there. The problem is that Creator/KevinSpacey was nominated in the Best ''Supporting'' Actor category, despite having more than ''half'' the lines in the film [[spoiler:and very likely portraying the character around whom the entire film revolves]]. One would expect such a performance to be given the main Best Actor category instead.

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* AwardSnub: A variant. The film was nominated for, and won, two Usefulnotes/{{Academy Award}}s. No problem there. The problem is that Creator/KevinSpacey was nominated in the Best ''Supporting'' Actor category, despite having more than ''half'' the lines in the film [[spoiler:and very likely portraying the character around whom the entire film revolves]]. One would expect such a performance to be given the main Best Actor category instead. (This may have been done for tactical reasons, as Spacey was not a particularly well known actor at the time, mostly known from ''Film/{{Seven}}'' and with this being his StarMakingRole, and the film's promoters may not have wanted him to go against better known stars such as Creator/NicolasCage, who won the Best Actor award that year; however, it still stands out as strange, given the facts noted above).
19th Jan '16 12:47:19 PM CassandraLeo
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* AwardSnub: A variant. The film was nominated for, and won, two Usefulnotes/{{Academy Award}}s. No problem there. The problem is that Creator/KevinSpacey was nominated in the Best ''Supporting'' Actor category, despite having more than ''half'' the lines in the film [[spoiler:and very likely portraying the character around whom the entire film revolves]]. One would expect such a performance to be given the main Best Actor category instead.
24th Dec '15 12:10:15 AM Eagal
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* LegacyCharacter: [[spoiler: Keyser Söze could possibly be this, considering the fact that Verbal Kint looks a bit young to be the master criminal.]]
24th Dec '15 12:07:26 AM Eagal
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* EightPointEight: Roger Ebert gave this film [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19950818/REVIEWS/508180304/1023 1.5-out-of-4 stars]], one his lowest scores during his long career of reviewing films, plus it made his [[Main/RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated list in 2005]] (this is possibly the only critically acclaimed film to be on that list). This was the opposite to public opinion which gave the film 3.5-out-of-4 stars. Roger claimed the reason was because he couldn't follow the plot ''before'' the PlotTwist, and when he actually saw the PlotTwist at the end he felt it was just as stupid. Of course, the film is known as one of the greatest PlotTwist films of all time, and it won numerous awards.
** The film was also on Owen Gleiberman's 5 worst movies of they year list on the 1995 year end issue of Entertainment Weekly. (It found some vindication on the top 10 video releases the year after.)



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Of course, John Ottman's score fits so perfectly because he also edited the movie...
16th Dec '15 5:50:35 PM jameygamer
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* EightPointEight: Roger Ebert gave this film [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19950818/REVIEWS/508180304/1023 1.5-out-of-4 stars]], one his lowest scores during his long career of reviewing films. This was the opposite to public opinion which gave the film 3.5-out-of-4 stars. Roger claimed the reason was because he couldn't follow the plot ''before'' the PlotTwist, and when he actually saw the PlotTwist at the end he felt it was just as stupid. Of course, the film is known as one of the greatest PlotTwist films of all time, and it won numerous awards.

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* EightPointEight: Roger Ebert gave this film [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19950818/REVIEWS/508180304/1023 1.5-out-of-4 stars]], one his lowest scores during his long career of reviewing films.films, plus it made his [[Main/RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated list in 2005]] (this is possibly the only critically acclaimed film to be on that list). This was the opposite to public opinion which gave the film 3.5-out-of-4 stars. Roger claimed the reason was because he couldn't follow the plot ''before'' the PlotTwist, and when he actually saw the PlotTwist at the end he felt it was just as stupid. Of course, the film is known as one of the greatest PlotTwist films of all time, and it won numerous awards.
17th Nov '15 10:27:25 PM TARINunit9
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* EightPointEight: Roger Ebert gave this film [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19950818/REVIEWS/508180304/1023 1.5-out-of-4 stars]], one his lowest scores during his long career of reviewing films. This was the opposite to public opinion which gave the film 3.5-out-of-4 stars. Roger claimed the reason was because he couldn't follow the plot, and the PlotTwist at the end was stupid. Of course, the film is known as one of the greatest PlotTwist films of all time, and it won numerous awards.

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* EightPointEight: Roger Ebert gave this film [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19950818/REVIEWS/508180304/1023 1.5-out-of-4 stars]], one his lowest scores during his long career of reviewing films. This was the opposite to public opinion which gave the film 3.5-out-of-4 stars. Roger claimed the reason was because he couldn't follow the plot, plot ''before'' the PlotTwist, and when he actually saw the PlotTwist at the end he felt it was just as stupid. Of course, the film is known as one of the greatest PlotTwist films of all time, and it won numerous awards.
9th Oct '15 10:26:31 PM dmcreif
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* HarsherInHindsight: The Hungarian that [[Series/BreakingBad Giancarlo Esposito]]'s FBI agent Jack Baer is interrogating [[spoiler: has [[TwoFaced half his face]] bandaged from severe burns]]. Might want to remember that when [[spoiler: you watch him die from a bombing]] as Gus Fring.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The Hungarian that [[Series/BreakingBad Giancarlo Esposito]]'s FBI agent Jack Baer is interrogating [[spoiler: has [[TwoFaced half his face]] bandaged from severe burns]]. Might want to remember Baer is played by Creator/GiancarloEsposito, whose character Gus Fring in ''Series/BreakingBad'' dies in an explosion that when [[spoiler: you watch him die from a bombing]] as Gus Fring.blows off half of his face.
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