“Inside Man” has a very interesting premise and catches your attention right from the beginning. While being well written, I found that Russell Gewirtz really likes the f-word and other obscene language that easily could have been left out of the story. Denzel puts in a good performance as the honest police detective and Clive Owen also does a fine job as the thief.
I found the photography very upsetting. I felt the quick staccato scenes and the jumping around very distracting. There were also many extreme close-ups that in my opinion were way too close. In some scenes they had the camera movement mimicking a person walking which made the picture jump and shake. I didn’t enjoy those scenes, although they seem to be a common thread in many films these days.
Denzel fans will enjoy the film, but families are left outside of the thinking of possible audiences for this film.