I just finished watching "Inside Man" (2006) on TV (with Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe). Washington plays an ambitious, smooth talking NY detective. Owen plays an ivy league bank robber (probably a history buff). Foster is an expensive "fixer" with connections in high places. Plummer owns the bank, and harbours 50-year old secrets. These are the main characters. I heard this was a heist film so was not really interested in seeing it, but I was wrong to judge this film by its genre. I was pleasantly SURPRISED by the intelligence this film exudes throughout. The "heist" (bank robbery) is actually of secondary importance to the underlying storyline. It merely sets the stage, and mobilizes the characters into a dance with each other. The well thought out master plan for the heist does not include stealing the many piles of neatly stacked money that is laid bare in the inner sanctum of the bank. Other forms of currency are worth more in that the rightful owners of this property are unable to declare anything missing. The items removed from safety deposit box 362 cannot be traced. The perfect crime. Although the four major players begin with seemingly opposing agendas, they quickly find themselves able to communicate easily with one another. And one aspect of human nature puts them on common ground in end. Intrigue builds to a crescendo as the movie progresses to its conclusion. This is a film that is WELL WORTH SEEING - AT LEAST TWICE. For those who like movies with intrigue, drama, character development, action, etc., this one's a win/win/winner.