All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. An easy way of seeing how…
Everything is suspect... Everyone is for sale... And nothing is what it seems.
Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner in this lush tribute to tough film noir crime films. Based on the multi-layered James Ellroy novel.
I discovered Alice hadn't seen this, and considering mystery-thriller is her favorite genre combination, watching it was basically a foregone conclusion. I didn't take notes, so there won't be any in-depth analysis today; suffice it to say that this is one of my all-time favorite movies because of (1) its great characters played by great actors, (2) its portrayal of the violent underside of the law, and (3) its illustration of the name of the father. I do apologize, but there was really no way to take notes since Alice's dad had too much apple juice and kept interrupting with such truly insightful questions as:
1. Is that Russell Crowe?
2. Who's that?
3. What's happening?
I don't often feel inclined to compare films I'm watching to others, but while watching L.A. Confidential it was nearly impossible not to compare it to the recently watched Gangster Squad. Seeing them shortly after each other made Gangster Squad's weaknesses and this film's strengths all the more apparent. L.A. Confidential understands the difference between style and class, the difference between merely showing a story and telling a story and the fact that if you have a great cast, you have to give it great material and that pulp does not equal poor quality.
Based on James Ellroy's novel, it is clear from the start that we will be dealing with a plot…
Always heard great things about this one and now I finally confirmed it myself. L.A. Confidential is excellent! An absolutely terrific thriller!
Great direction, great dialogues, great and very intriguing story with very good twists and turns.
The performances are outstanding by all of the amazing cast but I have to do a special mention to Kevin Spacey, he is such a good actor! I love to see him perform. He is so powerful, he doesn't even need to speak to spread his charm! I wish we could see him in more films nowadays.
If this film is not perfect I am sure that is very close to that.
L.A. Confidential is one of the best movies of the 90s and probably the best neo-noir ever. The story is excellent, full of twists and turns. The characters are great and the acting is brilliant. Kim Basinger, Russel Crowe, Kevin Spacey and Guy Pearce show what Oscar-worthy acting is. The supporting cast is great too. The script is awesome, filled with rich dialogue. Such a brilliant film!
L.A. Confidential is one of those films I've always heard was good. Back in 1997 I think I felt it would't be my cup of tea so I passed it over. In the years since I've always meant to watch it, but it just never happened for one reason or another.
Last night I finally put my foot down, and said to myself you're watching L.A. Confidential tonight you've put it off long enough. As you might expect I'm glad I did. It's very well made and the cast oh the cast. Everyone is cast beautifully here. The performances are excellent and work well as a whole. It's one of those films that definitely deserves ensemble cast nominations and awards.…
Fantastic. As usual Kevin Spacey was brilliant.
An epic tale about LAPD involving a whole lot of lying , shooting and good old detective work. This film has a fantastic cast, set, and cinematography.
God damn it LA clean up your police department, clean up your city
Best Line in Film : Go back to Jersey, sonny. This is the City of the Angels, and you haven't got any wings.
L.A. Noire the movie.
Dropped a little for me on the second viewing. Funny enough, I enjoyed the second half more than the first this time, the opposite of my first experience. Still a great film, just feels a bit more dated this time around.
I preferred the first hour. The second hour devolves into cliche and shit dialogue, but overall it's well acted and well written.
"That was Lana Turner!"
Approaching it's 20th anniversary next year this rewatch has aged well. Sure we have seen so many before and since then in the same mold but what i loved the most was how the three main characters were finely etched. Crowe was an animal rage wise, Spacey was smug and Pearce was upright with grey shades. Basinger oozed tremendous sex appeal which is bound to make any man literally drool. This will definitely be the late Curtis Hanson's finest effort who juxtaposed cops,crime and showbiz in a heady cocktail. Smart,stylish and a home run for neo noir!My #2 of the year just behind Cure.
Noir-vember Film #9
Me gustan las películas que tienen a un gran cast. Aquí Russell Crowe sale joven, no mamen, no sabía que alguna vez fue joven. Por otro lado que homenaje al cine noir. Siento que se me perdieron un par de detalles.