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R| 2 hr. 1 min.

Plot Summary
Two cops in 1940s Los Angeles investigate the murder of a Hollywood starlet (Mia Kirshner), and one (Aaron Eckhart) puts his marriage in jeopardy by obsessing over the crime, while the other (Josh Hartnett) becomes involved with a woman (Hilary Swank) from a prominent family, who happens to have an unsavory tie to the victim.

Cast: Josh Hartnett , Scarlett Johansson , Aaron Eckhart , Hilary Swank , Mia Kirshner , Mike Starr , Fiona Shaw , Kevin Dunn

Director: Brian De Palma

Genres: Mystery, Crime drama, Thriller

Distributor: Universal Pictures

The Black Dahlia (2006)

Release Date: September 15th, 2006|2 hr. 1 min.

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    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Looks and flows great, dripping with the 1940s crime-thriller atmosphere that James Ellroy described in his 1987 novel. On other levels -- plot (overstuffed), suspense (muted), acting (Hilary Swank as a femme fatale? Please!), posing (Scarlett Johansson plays dress-up as a mini Lana Turner), sex (it's all before and after) -- the movie is a bust. show more

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    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The world of The Black Dahlia is beyond bleak, beyond film noir. show more

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    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The Black Dahlia captivates with its dark style. But as with the particulars of the yet-unsolved case, the movie is frustratingly convoluted. What it accomplishes with its stunning cinematography and set design is undercut by a lack of coherence. show more

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