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Inside Man Combo 2pk (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 1 of 1

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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 221523389
UPC: 025192108167
UPC 14: 00025192108167
Category Keywords: Hostages  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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It Looked Like the Perfect Bank Robbery. but You Can't Judge a Crime by Its Cover.
Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, Academy Award nominee Clive Owen and Academy Award winner Jodie Foster star in this intense and explosive crime thriller. The perfect bank robbery quickly spirals into an unstable and deadly game of cat-and-mouse between a criminal mastermind (Owen), a determined detective(Washington), and a power broker with a hidden agenda (Foster). As the minutes tick by and the situation becomes increasingly tense, one wrong move could mean disaster for any one of them. From acclaimed director Spike Lee comes the edge-of-your-seat, action-packed thriller The Wall Street Journal calls "a heist film that's right on the money.?

"...unusually clever, visually captivating and unfailingly entertaining.  Claudia Puig, USA Today
"A superior nail-biter.  J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"A heist thriller like you've never seen.  Jim Ferguson, ABC Tucson, AZ
"...the mood is right, the twists are new.  Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"A cool, captivating cat-and-mouse game.  Pete Hammond, MAXIM
"Begins with clever sizzle and ends with a terrific bang.  Shawn Edwards, Fox-TV
"A heist film that's right on the money.  The Wall Street Journal

Editor's Note
His time as a director may have seen Spike Lee gently creep away from the controversial material that made his name, but he hasn't lost his eye for creating an entertaining spectacle; INSIDE MAN is a deliriously constructed crime caper designed to keep audiences guessing right up until the final moments. The plot, written by Russell Gewirtz, works from a devilishly simple premise and spins off on a number of interesting and creative tangents. Detective Keith Frazier (Denzel Washington) and his partner Bill Mitchell (Chiwetel Ejiofor) are sent to deal with a hostage situation at a bank in lower Manhattan. Dalton Russell (Clive Owen) is a masked man holding a number of people hostage in the bank while its chairman, Arthur Case (Christopher Plummer), worries about a secret document he has hidden in a safety deposit box in the vaults. Madeline White (Jodie Foster) is a sassy power broker who Case hires to enter the melee in order to get his mysterious object out of the box and out of the bank.

As Gewirtz gradually confounds viewers' expectations by threading neat twists and turns into the plot, Lee briefly--perhaps too briefly for hardened Spike fans--returns to the racial themes he overtly tackled in his earlier work. The director uses a number of visual tricks to keep the action humming, such as spectacular overhead shots and grainy, darkly hued posthumous interview clips with the hostages, but INSIDE MAN is essentially a fun popcorn movie executed with an intelligence usually lacking in the genre. While many of the themes--cops are racist, people in power are corrupt, the innocent are persecuted--may be hackneyed, it's testament to Lee's stature as a filmmaker that he manages to pull an engrossing and enjoyable romp from such ostensibly standard subject matter.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Universal Home Video
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/28/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 129 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2006
Video UPC UPC: 00025192108167
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 2

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Jodie Foster
Video Cast Info Denzel Washington
Video Cast Info Chjwetel Ejiofor
Video Cast Info Christopher Plummer
Video Cast Info Clive Owen
Video Cast Info Willem Dafoe
Video Cast Info Russell Gewirtz - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Matthew Libatique - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Jonathan Filley - Producer
Video Cast Info Wynn Thomas - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Kim Roth - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Barry Alexander Brown - Editor
Video Cast Info Donna Berwick - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Terence Blanchard - Composer
Video Cast Info Brian Grazer - Producer
Video Cast Info Daniel M. Rosenberg - Producer
Video Cast Info Jon Kilik - Producer
Video Cast Info Spike Lee - Director

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 4 -- "Denzel Washington energizes the movie....[He] has the kind of star quality other actors would die for: unfakeable cool." 04/06/2006 p.74

New York Times
"[Lee's] most polished and satisfying work in years....[Foster delivers] her wittiest, most relaxed performance in ages..." 03/24/2006 p.E10

4 stars out of 5 -- "While he slaloms around the plot's slippery hairpins, Lee relishes the interplay of character that pulses through Russell Gewirtz's screenplay, and a pedigree cast helps him to tweezer out the tensions and innuendos." 05/01/2006 p.146

Sight and Sound
"Lee orchestrates the high-stakes drama with a slick adrenalised urgency that wouldn't be out of place in a multiplex actioner." 05/01/2006 p.57

USA Today
"Exceptionally well written with clever twists and witty dialogue by first-time screenwriter Russell Gewirtz, INSIDE MAN is adroitly executed by director Spike Lee." 03/24/2006 p.3E

Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he first half's a gripper, twitchy and tense with plenty of nods toward modern urban anxieties..." 08/01/2006 p.102

Ultimate DVD
3 stars out of 5 -- "Lee has managed to assemble a fantastic cast, with everyone from relative newcomer Ejiofor, to old-hand Plummer and especially Washington, as the slyly intelligent Frazer, making an impression." 08/01/2006 p.108

Entertainment Weekly
"It's smart, twisty, and talky." -- Grade: B 08/11/2006 p.56

4 stars out of 5 -- "With a knowing nod to Lumet's DOG DAY AFTERNOON, Spike Lee shows he can deliver a straightforward heist thriller." 09/01/2006 p.128

Wall Street Journal
"The screenplay, by Russell Gewirtz, operates confidently in action mod but is always willing to pause for an oddball encounter, a rambling story or a great, tossed-off joke." 01/15/2010

Chicago Sun-Times 7 of 10
The screenplay by Russell Gewirtz needs a few more runs through rewrite. Because the film was directed by Spike Lee, it is not without interest; Lee finds so many interesting details that don't involve the plot that we're reluctant when he gets back to business...The performances, for that matter, are first rate; Denzel Washington is convincing even when he has little to be convincing about, and Jodie Foster is smart and tough as she decisively does more or less nothing. Well, to be fair, a little more more than less - Roger Ebert

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