To Live and Die in L.A.

To Live and Die in L.A. ★½

Apparently Friedkin only wanted to one-up his car chase from “The French Connection,” because that’s all he really seems to care about here. Everything else is satire-level macho posturing with little of the nuance, or smarts, that made Popeye Doyle and company so compelling. Added a half-star for how hard everyone goes in on being totally 80s.

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