Chinatown ★★★★½

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Ok, yes Roman Polanski is scum. Let’s just get that out of the way. 

BUT, 

I did enjoy this movie a lot. All personal things aside, Polanski has this eye for making every single shot extremely beautiful and intriguing. It makes me incredibly, incredibly sad that someone with that much talent for directing and screenwriting had to be such a monster. 

The rape thing absolutely knocked this down from a 5 to a 4 1/2 that was just so unneeded. There could be so many other ways the father could have stayed the murderer, I mean he was the guys damn partner he could have wanted to kill him to take hold of all the money for himself. I guess your inner fantasies come out in your work....fucking gross. 

Other than that, I loved this film and there are certain shots that will stick in my brain for a long long time. Also, the last line is probably one of the best last lines of a movie I’ve ever heard.

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