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An ESL / EFL Online Gap-Fill Quiz on The Usual Suspects






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The Usual Suspects is a 1995 American neo-noir film by Christopher McQuarrie and by Bryan Singer. It stars Gabriel Byrne and Kevin Spacey. The film the interrogation of Roger "Verbal" Kint, a small-time con man who is one of only two survivors of a and fire on a ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles. He tells an interrogator a complicated story about that led him and four other criminals to the boat, and of a mysterious boss known as Keyser Söze who commissioned their work. Using and narration, Kint's story becomes increasingly complex. The film began as a taken from a column in Spy magazine called "The Usual Suspects."

The Usual Suspects was well-received by most , and it has an 89% rating at the Rotten Tomatoes.com movie review site. The movie was criticised by some. Critic Roger Ebert gave the film one and a half stars out of four, considering it and uninteresting. He also included it in his "most films" list. Hal Hinson of the Washington Post wrote, "Ultimately, The Usual Suspects may be too for its own good. The twist at the end is a corker, but questions remain unanswered.” Britain’s The Independent also praised the film's : "The film's coup de grace is as elegant as it is unexpected. The whole movie back in your mind in perfect clarity.”



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