• Ricardo Alves

    ★★½ Watched by Ricardo Alves 15 Apr, 2014

    The first hour is very cool and thrilling. Then shit gets messy, stupid and absurd towards the end.

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  • Carlyus Almeida

    ★★★★ Watched by Carlyus Almeida 14 Apr, 2014

    L.A. Confidential (1997) - 8,5

    Thrilling, funny, intelligent, powerful and a feast to the eyes, I only have praise to shout about the movie's ability to entertain. Haven't seen such an accomplished cop thriller in a long time, I'd say that in "L.A. Confidential" the formula was polished to near perfection. Money, corruption, personal interests, crime, moral struggles, sex, media, public opinion and even Hollywood, many of the traditional ingredients of the genre are explored, albeit vulgarly, in a sapiently…

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  • RyanCritic

    ★★★★★ Watched by RyanCritic 08 Apr, 2014

    The film has great performances, smooth direction and a very riveting screenplay that has fresh dialogue, cool characters and a complex storyline.

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  • Jonathan Cardwell

    ★★★★ Added by Jonathan Cardwell

    Outstandingly plotted, labyrinthine noir mystery, filled with characters that feel like real people.

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  • Craig Dawson

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Craig Dawson 04 Apr, 2014

    As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - the straight-laced, the brutal, and the sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

    Quite simply, L.A. Confidential is one of the best films of the 90's. Rewatching it this time (and the first on Blu-Ray) I noticed just how much is packed into the 2 hours + run time yet nothing feels rushed. The film is centred mainly around 3 Policeman, new and idealistic up…

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  • sbaldwin16

    ★★★★ Watched by sbaldwin16 28 Mar, 2014

    A good movie. The time setting is great and a joy to watch both in the costumes as well as the sets and props. The three leads actually work well and tie-in nicely, they don't distract from each other. The poster is almost reverse order in size of each character's picture compared to each character's actual importance and amount of screen time. A good movie for anyone interested in the seedier side of Hollywood.

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  • AmandaC

    ★★★★ Rewatched by AmandaC 06 Apr, 2014

    Great nod to the films of the 50's about corruption in police forces in US. Strong performances from all the cast.

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  • Dominic Cobb

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Dominic Cobb 03 Apr, 2014

    STORY 5/5
    WRITING 4.5/5
    ACTING 4.5/5
    MUSIC 4.5/5
    CINEMATOGRAPHY 4.5/5

    While I admit I don't entirely understand the full story, I still very much enjoy it, especially the ending. Kevin Spacey and Guy Pearce are brilliant, and the film is a definite classic. The film generally felt a bit like a Scorsese film, but a bit more serious.
    The film has a very even pace, with something constantly going on, and fantastically executed action scenes.
    Hush-hush.

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  • ab

    ★★★★ Watched by ab 01 Apr, 2014

    A finely written script and great cast make for an interesting neo-noir that proves that the genre can still be done effectively in the modern world.

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  • Goodwin

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Goodwin 27 Mar, 2014

    A nearly flawless entertainment. Everything in the film, acting, writing, direction, production design, cinematography, soundtrack and score are first rate and put you in the L.A. of the early 50's. It is a textbook example of successfully adapting a difficult book to the screen while retaining it's essence and flavor. While James Ellroy's books are brilliant as literature, adapted literally they would be unwatchable (witness The Black Dahlia, which does as best one could expect). This is compellingly watchable. A career high for all involved.

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  • Brandon

    ★★★★½ Watched by Brandon 28 Mar, 2014

    I was drawn to this film by its impeccable cast. Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, and Guy Pearce playing LA cops? It's gotta be decent right? I was not disappointed.

    L.A Confidential is a great depiction of organized crime during the 1950s. Most people believe organized crime is just the Italian mafia, but they are extremely misled. As you see from this film, organized crime is everywhere; it always has been and always will be. The funny part about it is…

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