History YMMV / TheUsualSuspects

31st Jul '17 11:32:16 PM cernex
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* EsotericHappyEnding: Inverted. Initially, the film might come off as having a DownerEnding, with [[spoiler: Verbal getting off scott-free and escaping just before Kujan twigs on... but the authorities now know what Keyser looks like. Considering Verbal's entire goal was to kill a man [[HeKnowsTooMuch who could identify him]], it looks like he might not be in the clear just yet...]]

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* EsotericHappyEnding: Inverted. Initially, the film might come off as having a DownerEnding, with [[spoiler: Verbal getting off scott-free and escaping just before Kujan twigs on... but the authorities now know what Keyser looks like. Considering Verbal's entire goal was to kill a man [[HeKnowsTooMuch who could identify him]], and also taking into account Dave Kujan's [[InspectorJavert more obssessive tendencies]] which pretty much guarantees he will always chase after him even out of spite alone, it looks like he might not be in the clear just yet...]]
15th Jun '17 10:09:42 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Several times Söze is referred to as the Devil. The main character (and one of the prime suspects as to who Söze is) later played the Devil in ''Film/EndOfDays''. One of his minions in the latter is played by [[spoiler:"Hockney" (Kevin Pollak)]].

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** Several times Söze is referred to as the Devil. The main character (and one of the prime suspects as to who Söze is) later played [[{{Satan}} the Devil Devil]] in ''Film/EndOfDays''. One of his minions in the latter is played by [[spoiler:"Hockney" (Kevin Pollak)]].
3rd Jun '17 11:13:17 AM bravo104
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* EsotericHappyEnding: Inverted. Initially, the film might come off as DownerEnding, with [[spoiler: Verbal getting off scott-free and escaping just before Kujan twigs on... but the authorities now know what Keyser looks like. Considering Verbal's entire goal was to kill a man [[HeKnowsTooMuch who could identify him]], it looks like he might not be in the clear just yet...]]

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* EsotericHappyEnding: Inverted. Initially, the film might come off as having a DownerEnding, with [[spoiler: Verbal getting off scott-free and escaping just before Kujan twigs on... but the authorities now know what Keyser looks like. Considering Verbal's entire goal was to kill a man [[HeKnowsTooMuch who could identify him]], it looks like he might not be in the clear just yet...]]
2nd Jun '17 3:53:10 PM bravo104
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* EsotericHappyEnding: Inverted. Initially, the film might come off as DownerEnding, with [[spoiler: Verbal getting off scott-free and escaping just before Kujan twigs on... but the authorities now know what Keyser looks like. Considering Verbal's entire goal was to kill a man [[HeKnowsTooMuch who could identify him]], it looks like he might not be in the clear just yet...]]
26th May '17 8:41:17 AM dmcreif
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: There isn't much evidence that [[spoiler:Verbal Kint is Keyser 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.]]

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: There isn't much evidence that [[spoiler:Verbal Kint is Keyser Söze]] that doesn't come from the movie's UnreliableNarrator. It's Because of how much we ''don't'' know about what happened, 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.]]
17th Dec '16 8:26:01 PM KingClark
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* RewatchBonus: It's been argued that the film completely changes upon a second viewing due to the nature of the twist. Unfortunately, due to said twist falling under ItWasHisSled territory, it can be hard for many viewers to go in blind.
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.]]
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