Thursday, August 24, 2006
Inside Man was ok, even though it was filled with stars such as Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, Clive Owen, Willem Dafoe and Christopher Plummer.
Dalton (Owen) and his team rob the Manhattan Bank and hold about 50 people hostage. Dalton believes that he will conduct the perfect bank robbery. He believes that he will walk out the bank through the front doors and not get caught.
Detective Frazier (Washington) and his partner are called to the scene as the negotiator, among a horde of policemen and snipers.
It becomes a contest of predicting each other's moves. Who will outwit whom?
Meanwhile, Madeline (Foster) is trying to protect a client's assets in a safe deposit box in the very same bank. When you see the client, you can pretty much guess what he's trying to protect before it's revealed. At the same time, Madeline makes a deal, individually, to Dalton and Det. Frazier that's too good to pass up.
Then, the question comes up again. Who outwitted whom?
The movie is good. My only problem is that I'm not a fan of movies that are primarily situated in one or two scenes. In this case, the bank and the transportable police communications van.