L.A. Confidential details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe, Danny De Vito, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, Kevin Spacey, James Cromwell|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Sci-fi/Fantasy, Drama - Crime, Thriller - General|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Cops & Robbers, 100 must-see movies, Book Adaptations, Cops & Robbers|
|Run time:||2 hours 12 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 Oct 2004|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, Italian|
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As good as the bookBy a customer from Hull , 20 Sep 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]Because I had read the book, I did not expect to like L.A. Confidential, but I ended up loving it. The script, set, and most especially the acting were superb. Kevin Spacey combines humour and touches of sadness to his role. He knows what his success has cost other people. Spacey has always been one of my favourite actors and this movie showed that special touch only he can truly bring to a role.
Cromwell was just excellent. Fierce and creepy. Although, I kept waiting for him to say, 'That'll do pig.' He will always be the farmer to me. Kim Basinger was good and she looked the part but I felt like any actress with her look could have played the part. Her scenes with Bud (Russell Crowe) have a lot of emotional depth to them but still I did not feel like her performance deserved an Oscar. It was far from the best performance in the movie. That also brings me to Guy Pearce. Maybe it's because I'm supposed to dislike his character but I just found him very annoying and the role was not that challenging.
Finally, Russell Crowe. I don't care what this man does in his personal life; he is truly an extraordinary actor. The character of Bud White could have just been the typical 'bad' cop but Crowe manages to combine overwhelming brute with a genuine tender side. I love his scenes with Basinger and the scene where he confronts her is heartbreaking as you witness his hurt. This movie truly showcases Crowe extraordinary ability to use his eyes and facial expressions to convey emotion.
All in all, an excellent movie
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Fast-paced but with subtle plot twistsBy Roghol (5 reviews) , 17 Feb 2013I really liked it. It was interesting to see how the chalk and cheese pairing of the college boy (Pearce) and the hard man (Crowe) finally came together. I'm not sure why Kevin Spacey decided to give such a camp performance. Maybe he was just being himself.
Give this movie a MISS, awfully painfully dire!!!By ZenZii (165 reviews) from Preston , 26 Oct 2012Yes, that about sums this movie up, PAINFUL!!! Watched about 30 minutes of it and I really had to try and make this movie work for me but I'm afraid it was a BIG NO NO!!! Sorry, all star cast but definitely not my cup of tea. x x x
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Classic LABy Platospupil (203 reviews) , 04 Aug 2012Lots of head scratching and general puzzlement will get you through this thriller/ whodunit. Great performances by Crowe and Spacey (and most others) makes this a close-to-classic.
Took a while to get going.By KelishaGenevieve (6 reviews) from Harrow , 26 Jun 2012This film was recommended to me by a friend, so I was expecting great things. Unfortunately, I felt as though the film held me at very little interest until the final few scenes, which were really great. I even found myself pausing it halfway through to go and do a mundane task, only to resume it a hour or two later. I'm glad that I did resume it, as it was nice to see the ending but I must say I wouldn't watch it again. However, I won't say that it was complete waste of my time, as little bits within the film were actually quite riveting.
LA StyleBy Red47 (16 reviews) from Taunton , 20 Jun 2012i love this film
Big Hollywood names set in the 1950's great style
superb acting Bassinger is stunning and Gut Pearce plays the clean cut cop next to Russle Crows hard man
corruption violence and a gripping story line
must not forget Kevin Spacey a cool character