#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 1950’s Los Angeles is the seedy backdrop for this intricate noir-ish tale of police corruption and Hollywood sleaze. Three very different cops are all after the truth, each in their own style: Ed Exley, the golden boy of the police force, willing to do almost anything to get ahead, except sell out; Bud White, ready to break the rules to seek justice, but barely able to keep his raging violence under control; and Jack Vincennes, always looking for celebrity and a quick buck until his conscience drives him to join Exley and White down the one-way path to find the truth behind the dark world of L.A. crime.
Plot: Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.
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Tour de Force
This is the ultimate movie on the corruptness of the police force during the 1950’s. No one is going to make a better movie than LA Confidential, the cast is perfect, the direction is superb, the screenplay is amazing, the choice of music, the graphic brutality, the not so fine line between good and evil.
When I saw this in the theatres, I came out of the theatre and couldn’t say anything because I was awed. And I was amazed by how wonderful Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce were, I had never heard of them before, so I didn’t know what to expect, but now I have two new favorite actors. And I couldn’t believe that Russell was a New Zealander and Guy was an Aussie. They had great American accents. And of course Kevin Spacey was superb as always.
Any way, this is an awesome movie, go rent it if you have not seen it.
I Wish This Film Had Been Five Hours Long
What happens when a squad of corrupt cops in the 1950s explore a murder case from multiple angles and find their corruption coming back on them like chickens coming home to roost? Who will solve the crime? Who will survive and what will be left of them?
This movie is phenomenal. The only reason I didn’t give it 10 out of 10 is because I didn’t care for the ending (which I won’t reveal). It’s a world were Hollywood and law enforcement cross over and even the hookers want to be movie stars.
I have not read the Ellroy novels, but I have been told they are even more intricate than this film with a lot more backstory. I would watch a five or six hour version of this film. But even so, that is the strong point of this film: multiple stories that begin to overlap. Sure, others (Tarantino) have tried this, but I think this is the most expertly done conception I’ve seen yet.
Kevin Spacey’s part as a Hollywood obsessed cop is beautiful and he fits the part to a tee. His role is supposed to be similar to Dean Martin and I can see that; Spacey again harnessed this kind of character when he made “Beyond the Sea”. Spacey’s role is the connection between the world of law and the world of fame.
Russell Crowe plays the “bad cop” who crosses the line with sheer thuggery and an attraction to a prostitute (Kim Basinger, who does a fine job being both alluring yet tasteful). His part was supposed to be for Michael Madsen (one of the greatest actors of all time for a cop/crook movie), but I think Crowe may have been the better choice. Who else can be a natural thug?
Guy Pearce… I was not sure how to take him. I have not enjoyed him (“Time Machine”) and yet also loved him (“Memento”). In the beginning, I thought it would be another geeky Pearce role and I was a bit concerned. But as the film progresses, so does Pearce’s character become more lovable and impressive. You’ll agree.
Danny DeVito was okay and James Cromwell was insidiously delightful.
Brian Helgeland adapted this screenplay. You may know him best as the writer of “A Knight’s Tale” and “The Order”. The Order was crappy. But A Knight’s Tale is fantastic. This, by far, will go down as his crowning achievement. He may as well call up Michael Bay and go retire in the South Seas where they’ll never be found.
Simply put, this is the best film I’ve seen in at least a month (and I watch at least a movie a day). Maybe the best film I’ve seen all year. Don’t set this movie aside, you need to put this on the top of your honeydew list.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 18 min (138 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director Curtis Hanson
Writer James Ellroy, Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson
Actors Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce
Country United States
Awards Won 2 Oscars. 91 wins & 85 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Lightweight, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,773 m (Sweden), 3,915 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 500T 5279, Eastman EXR 200T 5293)
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)