Chinatown ★★★★½


This is a masterpiece. It might not be five stars, but it is a triumph. It does sometimes slow down and could be considered somewhat boring, but it truly is amazing. Despite what Roman Polanski has done in his life after this movie, I cannot deny that his direction here is excellent. Jack Nicholson is phenomenal and I believe he is one of the greatest actors ever. I haven't seen most of his filmography, but so far I can definitely say he elevates each movie he is in. Faye Dunaway holds her own with Nicholson's impeccable performance. The script is probably the best part of this film. It is one of the best screenplays I have heard and it compliments this compelling story greatly. Overall, I felt that this was a spectacular piece of filmmaking elevated by great performances, not just Nicholson, and one of the greatest screenplays of all time.

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