Inside Man (2006)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.


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1 July 2013 | nairtejas
| Gripping Tale Of Corporate & Political Games ♦ 80%
I had huge expectations from the story. As a matter of fact, the plot gives something for me to chew on. Only, I chewed and chewed and chewed, only to spit it in a ravine.

Clive Owen is fantastic. But I loved Denzel Wahsington's charismatic performance as a detective. He steals the limelight for sure. His character scores massive points, but Owen's character's got depth and anonymity. Jodie Foster has the cleverest dialogs while Christopher Plummer was a disgrace (I don't know.. either his character or portrayal - something went nasty). The makers have made it a point to keep the viewers hooked to what they are showing on the screen with witty dialogs, humor, action & serious plot. Indeed, more than meeting my expectations... it surprised.

The opening song surprised me. Well, being an Indian, it was a matter of pride. Although, I should reprimand the selection of that particular song; was an inept thing to do for a crime thriller like this. Yes, it involves great thinking to churn out what is happening on screen, but as it enhances... the plot gets even more confusing. That troubled me. Lots of implications & unanswered questions plastered over heavy political jargon... well, it is too cryptic. Although, on a second watch, everything got clear. 8.0/10.

Mighty thinking of changing the idea of the whole bank-robbery thing. Quite an intuitive take. Appreciate the makers for giving something different on that!

BOTTOM LINE: Falls short of credibility, otherwise Inside Man is pumping, thrilling & food for thought.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

Profanity: Strong | Vulgarity: Mild | Nudity: Mild | Sex: No, Implied | Mouth-Kiss/Foreplay: Very Mild | Violence: Critical | Gore: Very Mild | Alcohol: Very Mild | Smoking: Mediocre

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,954,945 26 March 2006

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