10 Movie Murders That Were Utterly Impossible To Solve
10. The Life Of David Gale
When he's not screaming bloody murder at theatre-goers who forget to turn their phones off, Kevin Spacey has been carving out quite the niche as the go-to guy for creepy criminal types whose motives (or indeed, entire identities) are kept a secret until the final reel. Which is all well and good for a shocking twist ending, but can leave audiences feeling more than a little cheated when they've been following what was previously a fairly reasonable whodunit, only for them to have the rug pulled out from under them right at the end. That's what happened with The Life Of David Gale, a Spacey joint that had no less than Roger Ebert spitting with rage. The unfortunate swansong of veteran director Alan Parker (Bugsy Malone, Midnight Express - interesting dude), The Life Of David Gale sees the Kevster starring as the titular opponent of the death penalty who, rather ironically, ends up on death row after being framed for rape and then murder. Who was actually responsible for the murder of Laura Linney, though? Kate Winslet's curious journalist Bitsey Bloom discovers it was...suicide! Except Spacey already got executed. Whoops. End of film, right? Nope, turns out Spacey was responsible for the "suicide", and it was all a ploy to show how innocent men can get the death sentence. Both twists came from nowhere and made Ebert "want to throw something at the screen - maybe Spacey and Parker."