L.A. Confidential

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  • L.A. Confidential is “tough, gorgeous and vastly entertaining” (James Maslin, The New York Times) and won 1997 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Kim Basinger) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Brian Helgeland & Curtis Hanson). Three cops, a call girl, a mysterious millionaire, a tabloid journalist fuel a labyrinthine plot rife with mystery, ambition, romance and humor.Running Time: 138 mi

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In a time when it seems that every other movie makes some claim to being a film noir, L.A. Confidential is the real thing–a gritty, sordid tale of sex, scandal, betrayal, and corruption of all sorts (police, political, press–and, of course, very personal) in 1940s Hollywood. The Oscar-winning screenplay is actually based on several titles in James Ellroy’s series of chronological thriller novels (including the title … More >>

L.A. Confidential

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5 Comments
  1. the dvd came in a timely manner, packaged well and I have had no problems with the item. It seems to be in great condition.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Why, oh why are people obsessed with promoting movies that depend more on vulgarity and sex than plot? Why do these movies never-the-less garner all sorts of critical acclaim? This seedy study of a creep cop and his slut girl had every cliche in the book, and every cuss word to boot. I think, gee, what would I rather watch? A masterpiece like Lillies of the Field or this LA Confidential garbage? Moral of story: I’ll never be a Hollywood critic because I favor movies that lift the human spirit, not that show us what rotten scum we are underneath our veneer of civility. So be it. Please, Amazon, allow us to rate films with no stars.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. I cannot stress enough to avoid this movie like the plague. I used to think it was a masterful piece of cinema. Then I read the book and everything changed. My problems with this movie are the same as any other Ellroy book to movie adaptations – stories and characters are rewritten without any consideration for how it affects the overall piece, casting is done without reading the characters descriptions, and the angst and misery of the main characters is never properly conveyed. Hopefully White Jazz can break the cycle, though I have very little hope.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  4. I didn’t like this one at all. I finally got up and ordered a pizza and returned later to see if it had gotten any better. It didn’t. Kim bassinger is lifeless. She has been and always will be a lady totally bereft of any acting talent whose put on stage because she’s … and looks good in an evening gown. The whole story is really flat.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. I liked to see pointless violence done in a cliched, uninteresting way….when I was 13 years old. I don’t think this is really a one star film, but I feel the overall rating of this movie needs to come down a bit. It is way overrated. I found the movie uninteresting, a bit confusing, and riddled with unbeleivable, flat characters. Don’t beleive the hype – people just wet their pants when Kevin Spacey or any other actor they like pops up in a flick. If you are not a discriminating person, you’ll be entertained. If you appreciate quality, intellectual films, you’ll have more fun organizing your closet.
    Rating: 1 / 5

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