An absolutely phenomenal movie. Filmmaking of the highest calibre and quite simply beyond compare.
Thankyou William Friedkin.......Thankyou.
Gritty as hell, stylish and stunning to look at, this is one of Friedkin's very best and one of the greatest thrillers of the Eighties. Very much a product of it's time but what a time it was and what a place too, this is a side of Los Angeles we don't often see and the whole thing feels a lot fresher for it.
Superb performances by William Petersen, John Turturro and Willem dafoe, to name but a few and a great soundtrack by Wang Chung.
Oh, and one hell of a car chase to top it all off.
Another classic from the 70's I know I should have watched ages ago but never have and what an incredibly moving experience I've been missing out on all these years.
I'm sure everything I would like to say about it has already been said but I absolutely loved it and I mean EVERYTHING about it.