DVD The Suspect

DVD The Suspect
DVD The Suspect

Run time: 98 min
Rating: 5.6
Genres: Thriller
Director: Stuart Connelly
Writers: Stuart Connelly
Stars: Mekhi Phifer, William Sadler, Sterling K. Brown
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.
Country: USA
Release Date: 7 February 2014 (UK)


  1. This is the first time I am writing a review on IMDb and I am doing this for two reasons: 1). Because this is a truly great movie that deserves a review 2). To boost up the ratings because I am truly shocked that the film has received such poor ratings (so far)

    I will not give much away (and nor should you do much reading on the plot) because this is one of those movies where the less you know, the better it is. The settings are very simple yet effective. And with a storyline like this there was no need for all the mumbo jumbo CGI, special effects, blasts and the whole malarkey. There are so many twists in this film and you will be glued right on the get go.

    When I first watched the film, there were no reviews/ratings available as it had just been released, so I was very much looking forward to the reviews and see that (not if) other viewers enjoyed it as much as I did. Now that I see the ratings, I felt compelled (like the other reviewers here) to urge people to watch it as it is truly a remarkable, original and SMART film. So please, do yourself a favour and watch it- you will NOT be disappointed!

  2. Some of us while watching a film, look for unpredictability, and on my opinion 95 per cent of the movies are about the same, crime with a cliché, zombie with a cliché, etc… with a cliché, and when you find an argument that is telling you nothing, I mean teasing you with the same question: "What is really happening here?" and then immerse and interest you without giving a real clue, that's what I CALL A GOOD ONE!

    I came into "The suspect" waiting for something that would turn off my attention within fifteen minutes, instead, after an hour or so, I was with eyes glued to the screen, no blood, no shootings, no CGI, but a story, not build in great suspense, but properly elaborated, and I wondered how come movies like this fall into the great pit of indifference… because most moviegoers are lazy and dumb? The acting is good, at moments like watching live theater, more interestingly the plot takes a turn as if Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) had something to do with it.

    The writer and director's name is STUART CONELLY and hopefully his work catches the attention of a TV network, or a big movie studio, because frankly, we need more intelligent movies like "THE SUSPECT"

    My recommendation is: watch this movie of you are looking for a smart and twisted ending! And as always no spoilers in here.

  3. The premise of investigating prejudice in police behavior by being arrested for a crime and then saying it was all a hoax was a promising plot, except – 1. The plot hook of robbing banks was too overly far-fetched largely because of the safety and legal issues to participants, bank employees, customers, police, pedestrian traffic, etc. should an unexpected event turn tragic. 2. That supposedly a University signed off on this is ludicrous. A poorly designed research method that could have been done in many other and safer ways with more accurate results. That several other police, banks and officials later dismissed their participation and swept it under-the-rug is not very likely. 3. The extreme stereotyping of a bank employee, police and others greatly reduced the credibility of the story which is a shame because the story's premise had potential to be a truly educative tool. 4. The ending created for a dramatic effect was more laughable than real casting yet another nail of make believe into what could have been an impactful script.

  4. 4.7! thats a joke! I cannot believe that people rated this movie so low. I recently watched a movie called scenic route, i expected it to be pretty horrible because of the low ratings but i always reserve judgement because people want to see giant robots and time travel or nudity. That movie turned out to be one of my top 5 movies of the year.

    I don't really know what to say on this movie because i was SO shocked on how brilliant it actually was. I was teary eyed at the end because the twist is like something you would see in a series like the wire. Mekhi Phifer is a brilliant actor and plays this role perfectly and the supporting actor is just as impressive. The events that take place in this movie are completely unrealistic and pretty outrageous even down to the way the police are but that is no way to judge the movie because its just a movie… So enjoy it for what it is.

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