The Gist: A well organized group of bank robbers break into a Manhattan bank and take hostages. The police surrounds the place and a detective is put in charge of the negotiations. Meanwhile, the bank's CEO hires a high-power broker to protect a very sensitive secret, which ends up dragging the Mayor in the messy quagmire.
Directed by Spike Lee, Inside Man is a very well constructed heist movie that features several twists that keep the action going at a fast clip.
Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, and Christopher Plummer bring the goods in terms of acting.
The Bottom Line: Although Inside Man won't leave a permanent mark in the history of cinema, it's a very intriguing caper with many twists and a good cast.