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The volatile showdown between a determined cop and a perfectionist bank robber is sent spiraling toward disaster when a scheming power broker steps in to take control of the situation in this hair-raising heist flick directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, and Jodie Foster. Dalton Russell (Owen) is a bank robber with a difference. In his quest to execute the perfect heist, Dalton has taken every possible factor into consideration. Dalton's uncanny ability of staying one step ahead of the law thwarts even-tempered Detective Keith Frazier's (Washington) best… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

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"[A] wily thriller, which revitalizes a familiar premise by turning it inside out."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"I gloried in the sheer spectacle of Jodie Foster as Madeline White, an exquisitely groomed, fearlessly feline fixer striding on her high heels and her high horse into one supposedly perilous situation after another."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"The lack of characterization of the robbers, while true to the structure of the story, makes it seem a bit flat. At the end of the day, it's not really about anything; it's just a bunch of stuff that happens. But it's a bunch of stuff that's fun to watch."
‑ Joshua Starnes, ComingSoon.net
"... remains consistently watchable as a mechanical exercise."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"Inside Man is the Spike Lee film for people who don't go to see Spike Lee films, and it's also a fun treat for people who see everything the man does."
‑ Devin Faraci, CHUD
"As unexpected as some of its plot twists is the fact that this unapologetic genre movie was directed by Spike Lee, who has never sold himself as Mr. Entertainment. But here it is, a Spike Lee joint that's downright fun."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"It's very satisfying."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"An intelligent, invigoratingly airtight caper and a love letter to New York on crumpled, coffee-stained paper, "Inside Man" is the best kind of Spike Lee joint - one where he doesn't stumble over his sledgehammer before swinging it."
‑ Nick Rogers, Suite101.com
"With great performances by Washington, Ejiofor, and Owen, this is a bank robbery thriller that will keep you in your seat."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"An enjoyable, polished thriller, ideal for Friday night entertainment."
‑ Leigh Singer, Film4
"A slick, kinetic and relatively straightforward -- which is to say enjoyably twisty-turny -- tranche of cat-and-mouse procedural."
‑ , Time Out
"Even past the midway point, it's all working -- it's taut, it's funny, it's trenchant, it's stylish. And then it isn't."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"A limp ride that, for all the shove of the camera and the grabby intimations of buried corruption, is no different from a John McTiernan Joint"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Since bankrupting his film production company with dreadful movies like "Bamboozled" and "He Hate Me" Spike Lee now works as a Hollywood gun-for-hire creating a blasé and muddy suspense police drama."
‑ Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com
"[Lee] nails the irritable yet alive soul of New York -- particularly, now, New York post-9/11 -- better than anyone else."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
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