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L.A. Confidential (Snap Case) (1997)

3 Ratings: 5.0
Mystery & Suspense movie directed by Curtis Hanson

In a time when it seems that every other movie makes some claim to being a film noir,L.A. Confidentialis the real thing--a gritty, sordid tale of sex, scandal, betrayal, and corruption of all sorts (police, political, press--and, of course, very personal) … see full wiki

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Director: Curtis Hanson
Genre: Mystery
3 reviews about L.A. Confidential (Snap Case) (1997)
review by . May 26, 2007
Curtis Hanson's "L.A. Confidential," based on the third book in a series by James Ellroy, works so well because, unlike most neo-noir films, it's not a homage to the noir films of old. In fact, it was probably the first true film noir to forget about its predecessors since the 1950s, the time period around which the film is set. And it was just what a film noir should be: gritty, tough, unflinching, intricrate, and confounding. Each of the film's leading actors, Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe, and Kevin …
review by . October 21, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Almost every character in the is film is corrupt. Reasons vary, of course, but there are the usual suspects: money, power, ego, greed, sex, ambition, and fear. This film probably launched Russell Crowe's career in the role of always cynical and sometimes dangerously violent Detective Bud White who has his own concept of justice just as Detective Harry Callahan does. White's partner, Detective Ed Exley (Guy Pearce), is far more calculating and self-serving, willing to advance his career at whatever …
review by . January 06, 2003
Until this film hit the silver screen, James Ellroy's books were famously (and quite understandably) considered to be unfilmable: they're so epic in scope and byzantine in plot they would make filming a Tolkien trilogy seem like a doddle. But records and rules were made to be broken, and this film version of Ellroy's LA Confidential shatters that conventional wisdom and brings Ellroy's vision vivdly to the screen.It's a top-notch cast into the bargain; while headlines may go to Bassinger as femme …
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