The Usual Suspects
1995
***
Director: Brian Singer
Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacey, Pete Postlethwaite, Benicio Del Toro

A small-time con man recounts under interrogation how he and four other criminals planned and carried out a robbery which eventually lead to a massacre. This twisty and slick but over-praised crime drama is in love with its own cleverness. The end twist makes it all seem pointless, although the fans would argue that it’s the main reason they love the movie. Brilliantly acted, nevertheless. Kevin Spacey and screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie won Oscars for their work.