To Live and Die in L.A.

To Live and Die in L.A. ★★★★½

Some bizzaro editing choices and a very cliched set up to this movie knock this down a half star. But the utter balls this movie has is fucking awesome and it’s an insanely understated piece of filmmaking from the 80’s that I honestly think would be a pretty great companion piece to Scarface. Friedkin does another insanely amazing car chase that is about double the length of his most famous one from The French Connection. While not better than that film, this movie carries it’s own weight and rarely buckled under it. It is a solid ride from start to finish with 2 excellent unhinged leads in William Petersen and Willem Dafoe + a surprise John Turturro appearance along with a couple other great supporting performances. The writing, score, and setting are all appropriately 80’s and the story has so many wonderful twists it was just great to see where it was going and how it would get there. Awesome flick!

so many man asses are in this movie!

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