The Usual Suspects
When five unacquainted crooks are hauled into a police station to appear in a criminal lineup, they decide to pull off a heist together. The plan gets complicated, however, when they intermix with an underworld kingpin named Keyser Söze.
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- Bryan Singer
- DVD, Blu-ray and streaming
Widescreen 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; trailer(s)
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailers.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that there is an abundance of obscene language, the F-word most prominent. Violence gets pretty severe too. In a flashback (which may not reflect actual events) children and a mother are murdered by their own husband/father. There is an overwhelming sense of film noir-style corruption, and even the police don't look terribly clean.
- Sexual Content
- Characters tell off-color anecdotes.
- Brief, stylized flashbacks of a rape. Characters beaten, shot at close range and in the head. Gasoline poured on an occupied police car, set on fire. A mother and children are murdered in a flashback.
- Lots and LOTS of swearing, especially the f-word, plus just about every other profanity from time to time.
- Social Behavior
- Nobody here is very noble, with just a hint that cop-turned-crook Dean Keaton was on the verge of mending his ways for his girlfriend's sake (but didn't). Even the police are portrayed as internally corrupt and bullying, using threats and intimidation on suspects.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters smoke -- even through their stocking masks. Mentions of cocaine and other narcotics in terms of underworld drug deals.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it