History YMMV / TheUsualSuspects

10th Sep '16 6:27:19 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The director mentioned in more than one article that Benicio del Toro took a throw-away character and, just by giving him an [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent unusual way of speaking]], stole every scene he was in!

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: The director Creator/BryanSinger mentioned in more than one article that Benicio del Toro Creator/BenicioDelToro took a throw-away character and, just by giving him an [[WhatTheHellIsThatAccent unusual way of speaking]], stole every scene he was in!



* SignatureScene: The line-up, to the point it's the movie poster and the VanityPlate for Bryan Singer's company.

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* SignatureScene: The line-up, to the point it's the movie poster and the VanityPlate for Bryan Singer's Creator/BryanSinger's company.
19th Jul '16 11:52:12 PM TimeLordVictorious
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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. Baer is played by Creator/GiancarloEsposito, whose character Gus Fring in ''Series/BreakingBad'' [[Recap/BreakingBadS4E13FaceOff dies in an explosion that blows off half of his face.]]
17th Jun '16 9:40:35 AM igordebraga
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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).
** 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.]]



* EightDeadlyWords: In Roger Ebert's famously negative review of the film, in description of the film's complex plot he wrote "To the degree that I do understand, I don't care."

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* EightDeadlyWords: In Roger Ebert's Creator/RogerEbert's famously negative review of the film, in description of the film's complex plot he wrote "To the degree that I do understand, I don't care."" Ebert is one of the few critics who did not like this film at all, and put ''The Usual Suspects'' on his [[RogerEbertMostHatedFilmList most hated film list.]]




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* SignatureScene: The line-up, to the point it's the movie poster and the VanityPlate for Bryan Singer's company.
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...
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