Sunday, March 26, 2006

Inside Man : What Happened?

Metacritic gives Inside Man a metascore of 76 out of 100. That's very good.

From the Metacritic site:
Inside Man
Universal Pictures
Starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Willem Dafoe, Christopher Plummer, and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Acclaimed actors Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster come together to explore the lure of power, the ugliness of greed and the mystery of a perfect robbery in this combustible new crime drama.
I'cw got a lot of questions.

One is: What happend at the end?

Let's talk over in the comments so we don't ruin the ending for casual browsers.

Inside Man - Official Site.


  1. My Questions:

    1. What does the title mean? Who is the inside man? Is it Clive Owen because of the ending?

    2. Why didn't they arrest the blue eyed girl.

    3. What is up with Jodie Foster? Is she good or evil?

    4. When Denzel gave the card for the war crimes commission to Jodie at the end, what did he expect her do do with it and why?

    5. Why did Jodie Foster ask about putting Denzel on the front page of the NY Times?

  2. Anonymous8:58 PM

    Clive Owen must've been the title guy. lived there for a week.

    Blue eyed girl was among hostages. Denzel explained that after one person would be implicated as possible hostage, another three would vouch for their innocence. the shuffling of the hostages made this confusion possible.

    Jodie Foster is neither good nor bad. She's just out for herself. Like an Renee Russo's insurance agent character in Thomas Crown Affair. she's not working for the police or the thief. she's just out to make money by getting the painting back. Jodie didn't care about the contents, or did she care about the bank robbery. she just wanted to make money by not letting the secret out. however, she ended up finding out more than she cared to.

    Denzel gave her the card because perhaps he knew that she knew it was the right thing to do. Then my sister told me well, she accepted the bribe check. didn't mean she cashed it. we're just left to assume or perhaps wonder that her character will be morally pushed to do the right thing.
    the NY TIMES was another one of those golden nugget offers she was making him to try to get him to forget about all this.

  3. Anonymous11:11 AM

    Good questions. But the thing I didn't get at all is about the switched rings. Owen bumped into Washington before he got the ring from the safe deposit box. And it was that ring that Washington had on his finger to warn Plummer. Sounds like the script pages got switched when the continuity director dropped the book. Or is there another explanation? Sometimes these movies are much smarter than I am.

  4. Clive Owen bumped into Denzel and dropped the small diamond into Denzel's pocket.

    I don't think the ring was switched at all. Denzel found it in the safe deposit box with the gum wrappers.

  5. Anonymous8:34 PM

    Why didn't Denzel call the War Crimes commission himself ? Was it because he had the tape of Jodie threatening him and that he wasnted her to call and if she didn't he would use the tape to implicate her with Case ?

  6. Anonymous9:01 PM

    How did Denzel know about the War Crimes Commission?

  7. Anonymous5:18 PM

    What really happened?