Inside Man (Full Screen) (2006)

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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) Language and some violent images.

Overview

His time as a director may have seen Spike Lee gently creep away from the controversial material that made his name, but he hasn't lost his eye for creating an entertaining spectacle; INSIDE MAN is a deliriously constructed crime caper designed to keep audiences guessing right up until the final moments. The plot, written by Russell Gewirtz, works from a devilishly simple premise and spins off on a number of interesting and creative tangents. Detective Keith Frazier (Denzel Washington) and his partner Bill Mitchell (Chiwetel Ejiofor) are sent to deal with a hostage situation at a bank in lower Manhattan. Dalton Russell (Clive Owen) is a masked man holding a number of people hostage in the bank while its chairman, Arthur Case (Christopher Plummer), worries about a secret document he has hidden in a safety deposit box in the vaults. Madeline White (Jodie Foster) is a sassy power broker who Case hires to enter the melee in order to get his mysterious object out of the box and out of the bank.

As Gewirtz gradually confounds viewers' expectations by threading neat twists and turns into the plot, Lee briefly--perhaps too briefly for hardened Spike fans--returns to the racial themes he overtly tackled in his earlier work. The director uses a number of visual tricks to keep the action humming, such as spectacular overhead shots and grainy, darkly hued posthumous interview clips with the hostages, but INSIDE MAN is essentially a fun popcorn movie executed with an intelligence usually lacking in the genre. While many of the themes--cops are racist, people in power are corrupt, the innocent are persecuted--may be hackneyed, it's testament to Lee's stature as a filmmaker that he manages to pull an engrossing and enjoyable romp from such ostensibly standard subject matter.
Theatrical Release Date 2006
Format DVD
Number of Discs 1

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R (MPAA)

Rated  R (MPAA) Language and some violent images.

  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    Universal Studios Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    129
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    DVD Features:

    Region 1
    Snap Case
    Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
    Full Frame - 1.33
    Audio:
    Dolby Digital Surround Sound 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    Dolby Digital Surround Sound Stereo 2.0 - English
    Subtitles - English SDH, French, Spanish - Optional
    Additional Release Material:
    Audio Commentary: Spike Lee - Director
    Featurette:
    1. "The Making of INSIDE MAN - Go Deeper into the Live Action with this Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Footage!"
    2. Deleted Scenes (25 minutes)
    3. "Number 4 - From MO' BETTER BLUES to MALCOLM X, Director Spike Lee and Actor Denzel Washington Discuss their Creative Collaborations from the Past Up to this Latest Thriller"
    Theatrical Release: March 24, 2006
  • Release Date
    08/08/06
  • Theatrical Release
    2006
  • Rating
    R (MPAA)
  • Rating Reason
    Language and some violent images.
  • Format
    DVD
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Editorial Reviews

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New York Times 03-24-2006 "[Lee's] most polished and satisfying work in years....[Foster delivers] her wittiest, most relaxed performance in ages..."
Sight and Sound 05-01-2006 "Lee orchestrates the high-stakes drama with a slick adrenalised urgency that wouldn't be out of place in a multiplex actioner."
Total Film 08-01-2006 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he first half's a gripper, twitchy and tense with plenty of nods toward modern urban anxieties..."
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