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LA Confidential - 5/5/2012 2:00:17 PM   
Whistler


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I'll just go ahead and say there will be *SPOILERS* here. Don't read if you haven't seen the film.

I re-watched it last night for the first time in a while, and I quickly remembered why it's one of my favourite cop/crime movies of all time. It's gritty, brutal, stylish, classy, and everyone involved (which is an excellent cast) is on top form.



The stand-out scene for me is when Bud discovers the photos of Exley and Lynn.

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RE: LA Confidential - 5/5/2012 7:34:21 PM   
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Truly great film with a great direction,great cast and a great visual style.
Up there with Heat,Untouchables as one of my great cop/crime films.

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RE: LA Confidential - 5/5/2012 9:50:13 PM   
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No disagreements here. Absolute classic film.

Every one of the performances is top drawer with special credit to Guy Pearce.

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RE: LA Confidential - 6/5/2012 2:25:13 AM   
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Not seen this in years but it is a true classic and Guy Pierce's second best performance.

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RE: LA Confidential - 6/5/2012 2:29:00 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Spaldron

Not seen this in years but it is a true classic and Guy Pierce's second best performance.



Not sure if I've seen this at all. Didn't really appeal but why don't we watch it sometime?


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RE: LA Confidential - 9/5/2012 12:13:38 PM   
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I love LA Confidential. Incredible cast and manages to balance intelligent plot and thrilling set pieces perfectly. The two Aussies have never been better.

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RE: LA Confidential - 31/5/2012 2:57:10 PM   
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Great movie ! Three very different cops interweaving in a great story.

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RE: LA Confidential - 2/6/2012 11:17:22 PM   
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Pretty much perfect in every way. Cast, acting, script, plot, pacing, production design; all spot-on. Curtis Hanson should be one very proud man having this on his CV.

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RE: LA Confidential - 4/6/2012 11:09:16 AM   
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I remember a review at the time that said that this was an example of a film that only the Hollywood movie industry could make, and the more I think about it the more it sums up what's good about Hollywood. It harks back to the golden era of the early 70s.

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