Inside Man

Lists: Crime / Heist

Brief Synopsis: "An efficient gang enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors, and takes hostages. They work deliberately, without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an army of police surrounding the bank, the thief, the cop, and the plutocrat's fixer enter high-stakes negotiations. Why are the robbers asking for a plane, if they are so competent and they know they won't get one? Why aren't they in more of a hurry?"

Overall Ranking: 1946 (Rank from 2006: # 33)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Rob from GuysFilmQuest82
Dan O'Neill80 - Inside Man is not one of Lee’s best, and not like his others at all, for better or worse, but keeps you on your seat with its twists and turns, and great ensemble cast.
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HC Movie Reviews40(full review)

People Involved

  • Denzel Washington (Detective Keith Frazier)
  • Jodie Foster (Madeline White)
  • Clive Owen (Dalton Russell)
  • Christopher Plummer (Arthur Case)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (Detective Bill Mitchell)
  • Carlos Andrés Gómez (Steve)
  • Kim Director (Stevie)
  • James Ransone (Steve-O)
  • Bernie Rachelle (Chaim)
  • Peter Gerety (Captain Coughlin)
  • Victor Colicchio (Sergeant Collins)
  • Cassandra Freeman (Sylvia)
  • Peter Frechette (Peter Hammond)
  • Waris Ahluwalia (Vikram Walia)
  • Gerry Vichi (Herman Gluck)
  • Rafael Osorio (Bank Guard#1)
  • Rodney Bear Jackson (Bank Guard#2)
  • Willem Dafoe (Captain Darius)
  • Spike Lee (Director)