The Suspect
The Suspect (2014)

Two African American social scientists pose as bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. However, their experiment takes an unplanned, deadly turn.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 21, 2014
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Michael Nordine
L.A. Weekly

Witnessing this play out is more exhausting than exciting.

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Inkoo Kang
Los Angeles Times

The two stunning set pieces, both involving car chases, are so inspired and teeth-grittingly determined that they make the case for the possibility of individual heroism in a harrowingly venal world.

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Todd Jorgenson

The convoluted plot is pretty flimsy, but the film boasts a handful of stylish action sequences that keep it from becoming too tedious.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's grown-up, deadly serious, and free of the ham-handed romantic subplots that mire so many films from the region in ick stew.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

It's only January, yet perhaps not too soon to call "The Suspect" one of the best popcorn movies of the year.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Handsomely mounted, the movie looks just like other big-budget blockbusters at first. But it doesn't take long to realize that The Suspect is imitation entertainment.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

"The Suspect" hinges on a link between an arms deal and food for North Korea's starving populace. That guns-or-butter dichotomy gives this workout more resonance than you'd expect.

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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post

Director Won Sin-yeon skillfully emulates the you-are-there-but-where-the-heck-is-that? style of the "Bourne" movies.

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