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  1. Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    Excellent cast is the main reason to enjoy this enormously pleasing film noir. It practically introduced Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce to a broader audience and gave Kim Basinger the highlight of her career. The story take some good twists and turns and is engaging all the way through. Great atmospheric piece with old costumes, cars and golden age Hollywood style add to fun, but the main villain is obvious.

  2. ella's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    so boring and kevin spacey sucks

  3. Zachariah Rigby's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    Starts off with a healthy dose of cynicism about Hollywood, then sells itself out with a cheesy ending. Even at its best it lacks the menace of real film noir. Not sure why this is seen as a classic...

  4. Speller's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

  5. Ark V's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    This nostalgic look at good guys and bad guys in LA has not lost its charm.

  6. chloe's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

  7. tealeaves's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    Massively chauvinistic. Sort of humourless despite its comedy. Quite entertaining.

  8. steven's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    Just a class film, gets better with age.

  9. Ash Hynes's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    Classic film the attention to detail for the era is simply stunning.

  10. Christofi Cotonou's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    If this had been pitched now, they would have made into a ten part Netflix drama with the promise of future seasons and a spin-off. Luckily for us, L.A. Confidential was produced before the 'Golden Age of Television', now a myopic void of recycled ideas and cash grabbing. It remains a perfect example of depth, homage and timing. And I doubt we'll see another much like it.

  11. Peter Walsh's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    Classic Hollywood: the place, the style, the tropes and themes, done to absolute perfection. Thankful that the world-building game LA Noire gave me a chance to dive deeper into this world. This film however, doesn't fade.

  12. andrew's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    One of my all time favourites and it gets better with age. Perfect noir with stellar performances from the whole cast.

  13. Shane Ewen's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

  14. SamSalt's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    Had forgotten how good this is even though I think Kim Basinger was miscast. A film is not book but I thought James Ellroy was at his writing peak with the LA Quartet and it's his contribution to the script that lifts it out of the ordinary.

  15. Ramzi's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    Why not - 5 stars. So confident, so slick. A rare feat of its story to be good enough without relying on just being retro. But then you get all the retro features; the style, the textures. I could probably watch a 5 hour version of this. Beautiful cinematography, great characters and performances.

  16. Ayesha Casely-Hayford's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    Painful Watch. Written about white men, for white men, by white men. Who wants to watch Kevin Spacey anymore? Racist violence glorified and women over sexualised and fantasied. Not a classic because it's out of date, and has not stood the test of time.

  17. DOM PAUL SCHEGGIA's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

  18. dmol's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    Loved it - smart, dark and soulful.

  19. Stefan Drees's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    One of the great and complex Hollywood films of the 1990s.

  20. SiIencio's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    Glossy Hollywood neo-noir where cops whisper in husky voices and let their punches do their talking. Despite its violence, it lacks grit. Despite its coolness, it lacks style. A convoluted plot that meanders forever does not hide the naivety within. Acclaimed and overrated as a modern reinvention of noir this artificially propped-up favourite lacks the subtle elegance and self-sufficiency of timeless classics.

  21. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    Dense and rich, this is a film that benefits from superior source material (by James Ellroy). It's adapted into gripping cinema by Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson, with the latter also taking on the directorial duties. It's not exactly hard to follow, as hard as that may be to believe, but it's a film that assumes that viewers will give it their full attention. It certainly deserves it.

  22. Nick Schwab's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    More classical-Hollywood than modern-Hollywood in its storytelling. It has a respectable patience for setting, characterization, and mood (a half hour goes by without its central plotline being revealed...not missing an energetic beat.) With witty dialogue/one-liners of the golden age, clever plot reveals, and ensemble acting, as well. Only its uniformed camera work/mise-en-scene, and false-happy ending stumble.

  23. Chihao Tsang's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    Still brilliant after all these years, what a cast!

  24. patríciapinho's rating of the film L.A. Confidential

    boy o' boy cops sure were dirty and corrupt in the ol' days! i'm glad things have changed meanwhile

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