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A small town bank robbery leads to a brutal showdown between a sheriff and a mysterious stranger in this high stakes game of shifting identities and hidden motives, starring Mekhi Phifer (ER), William Sadler (The Shawshank Redemption) and Sterling K. Brown (Person of Interest). When the obvious suspect is apprehended not far from the crime scene, the police think that the case is solved, but they couldn't be more wrong. The real crime hasnít even happened yet. Before itís over, two desperate men will be pushed over the line where innocent lives Ė and a lot of money Ė hang in the balance.
"The Suspect" tells the story of two African American social scientists who decide to bank robbers in an effort to understand the racial dynamics of small-town law enforcement. They however did not have a plan B in place.
I am not going to waste space here and go on about the plot because the less you know going into this the better off you are. The settings are simple but they work well, the story-line is intelligent, original and thought-provoking. The story is also full of twists and turns so you need to have your thinking caps on for this one. Writer/Director, Stuart Connelly must be given a lot of credit for making writing such a terrific screenplay.
I like a good no brainer every once in a while just like the next guy but "The Suspect" is my kind of film. One that has a story and gets the audience involved and a cast that brings the characters to life. Speaking of the cast, everyone in the film did a fantastic job including, Mekhi Phifer, William Sadler and Sterling K. Brown.
"The Suspect" is a smart and engaging thriller that delivers on every level. I hope to see a lot more from this fantastic Writer/Director. I highly recommend this to anyone that likes a good thriller.
Released by Image Entertainment
***** Out Of *****