Crime • R • 1974 • 2 hr 10 min
One of if not the best slow burn mystery movies of all time
Well orchestrated mystery film that many others have clearly borrowed from. Huge names include Nicholson, Dunaway and Polanski.
a captivating and updated take on film noir. stylish, winding, and acted perfectly. absolutely a must-watch
One of the greatest confluences of wriring, acting, and directing.
The director is a horrible person but this is still a classic great film.
Doesn’t get much better than this for me
Roman Polanski is a repulsive human being. This movie is wonderful though.
Smart ass Jake (Nicholson) takes a case that leads him to an evil scheme. Till he sees the light: the world is corrupt; it's name, Chinatown
Polanski's film of corruption in LA. Ruthless brilliant plot. Nicholson's funny one-liners and fills up every scene. Finest screenplay ever.
Another uncomfortable but impactful film with powerful performances.
Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.
This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted by the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot involving murder, oil, and even some ghosts from his past.