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L. A. Confidential

Rated R for violence and language.

R In Theaters 09/19/1997 , 136min.
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The New York Times
A tough, gorgeous, vastly entertaining throwback to the Hollywood that did things right. As such, it enthusiastically breaks most rules of studio filmmaking today. Full Review
David Edelstein
That rare mainstream cop thriller that refuses to telegraph its outcome in the first 15 minutes or, for much of its running time, to tell you how to feel about its protagonists. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
There are so many things to enjoy here. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Lately, it seems that film noir has become the province of independent productions. As a result, it's refreshing to see a big-budget, studio effort of this sort that does nearly everything right. Full Review
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
A juicy noir stew of amorality that's the best thing since "Chinatown." Full Review

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