Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

L.A. Confidential (1997)

Directed by Curtis Hanson

Starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

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Russell Crowe plays one of the most intense mofos I have ever seen. Riveting. Pearce was good too. Spacey’s death stare was awesome. Basinger was OK. A lot of the Oscar-nominated acting came from the script, I think.

Complicated plot. Why Crowe would so easily fall in love with a hooker he is questioning in a murder case I have no idea.

Good filmmaking overall, lots of great shots. Spectacular gunfight at the end. I didn’t like DeVito’s voice-over narration at the beginning. Kept on drawing you out of the story. Atrocious sound mixing at certain moments. Voices don’t match lip movements.

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