Denzel Washington (Det. Keith Frazier), Clive Owen (Dalton
Russell), Jodie Foster (Madeleine White), Christopher Plummer (Arthur Case), Willem Dafoe (Capt. John Darius), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Det. Bill Mitchell)
Spike Lee's multicultural heist thriller opens with Clive Owen
breaking the fourth wall to address the audience with a claim that he has masterminded the perfect bank robbery. Denzel Washington is the detective assigned to prevent just that and what follows
is a battle of wits, mind games and double-crossing which always keeps the audience guessing, especially with morally-ambiguous supporting characters thrown into the mix.
Elaborate, but quite brilliant, and without pushing the
boundaries of feasibility, with great performances from its ensemble cast.