Reviewing the Reviews: 'Inside Man'

94211__inside_lSo, PopWatchers, what are the chances that newspaper writers across the country were held hostage by tired heist clichés while writing headlines for Spike Lee’s new drama, Inside Man, opening today? I’d bank on it, although perhaps we should review the evidence to see if any of them are, um, fostering the use of more creative puns. Here’s the booty:

You’re money, baby!
Indianapolis Star: Bank on this thriller
New York Observer: Slicker Spike Breaks the Bank
Chicago Tribune: ‘Inside’ out: Cast is money in the bank, not script

Hold up just a minute here
Creative Loafing Atlanta: Don’t believe the heist
London Free Press: Actors steal heist flick
USA Today: Lee’s ‘Inside Man’ pulls it off
Portland Tribune: Spike Lee sticks it to us hopefuls again

Ins and outs
Christian Science Monitor: Spike Lee thinks ‘Inside’ the box
Detroit News: ‘Inside Man’ steps out
San Bernardino Sun: Spike Lee gets ‘Inside’ the heist genre

Spikes in creativity
San Jose Mercury News: Do the heist thing
New York Sun: This Joint Is jumping
Hartford Courant: Lee’s ‘Inside Man’ Suffers From Tension-Deficit Disorder

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Comments (4 total) Add your comment
  • Ep Sato

    If it’s bad they should call it an
    “Un-Sexy Beast”
    And if you don’t get the pun I don’t care.

  • Jakeem

    Is it just me, or does it appear that Spike Lee and Woody Allen are making change-of-pace movies and keeping low profiles while doing it?

  • milo

    i saw “inside man” last night- my girlfriend liked it, i thought it was s-l-o-w, and couldn’t wait for it to be over….
    also, didn’t understand why law enforcement couldn’t figure out the actual culprits.

  • Gevorg

    Along with the whole thing that seems to be building wtihin this specific subject matter, a significant percentage of opinions tend to be rather stimulating. However, I am sorry, because I can not give credence to your whole idea, all be it stimulating none the less. It appears to everybody that your remarks are not completely rationalized and in simple fact you are yourself not really thoroughly confident of your argument. In any event I did take pleasure in reading through it.

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