Inside Man (2006, USA) C-129m. SCOPE *** D: Spike Lee. Starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe, Ken Leung. Another stylish Spike Lee joint about bank robber Owen, who has taken several hostages and plans to pull off the ultimate heist. Plummer, the owner of the bank, wants Foster to get something before Owen does. Is detective Washington smart enough to keep the upper hand? Funny, smart variation of the genre, with a fine performance by Washington. Screenplay by Russell Gewirtz.

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