Inside Man

{5/5} “I have a small problem which requires someone with very special skills and complete discretion.”

Inside Man, released in 2006

During a bank robbery in New York all the hostages are forced to wear the same jumpsuits as the robbers, so the police have a difficult time telling them apart. It turns out that the robbers aren’t interested in money — they just want the contents of one safety deposit box. A very powerful man will do anything to make sure that they don’t get it.

This is a perfect movie. I wish I could watch it again for the first time to feel the surprise.

The unfolding of the robbery is shown interspersed with scenes of interrogation of the hostages/robbers.

It’s about the execution of a brilliant plan. It’s about people making deals to get what they want. It’s about what it’s like for people caught up in a dangerous situation.

Stars Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, and Christopher Plummer. Directed by Spike Lee (Malcolm X). The glorious jazz music is by Terence Blanchard.

This is probably the 3rd time I’ve seen it.

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