L.A. Confidential (1997)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen -- one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy -- investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

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Director:

Curtis Hanson

Writers:

James Ellroy (novel), Brian Helgeland (screenplay), Curtis Hanson (screenplay)

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15 March 2005 | trvpup
10
| hard-hitting, smart movie
Although this movie 'flopped' at the box office at $53 million, this just may be one the smartest movies you haven't seen. With great performances from an ensemble all-star cast and a clever script, the dramatic tension of this modern film-noir classic is an absolute must-see! Told through a variation on the theme of "good cop, bad cop" with an overarching corruption angle, this film cleverly deals with issues of racism, social justice and ethics in a non-discriminatory manner. Character development is well-done and the dramatic tension is superb. If you are a fan of crime-drama and detective stories, you won't be disappointed!

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