L.A. Confidential | Full Movie

L.A. Confidential
  • R
  • 2h 18m
  • 1997
Certified Fresh99%
Common Sense Media Iconage 17+
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Los Angeles, 1953. Just beneath the glamorous veneer of Hollywood gossip and movie stars lies a crime-ridden city corrupt to its core. Now, while investigating a brutal murder, three very different police detectives will rediscover a common bond of integrity in the blockbuster film noir thriller L.A. Confidential.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Certified Fresh99%
Critics Consensus: Taut pacing, brilliantly dense writing and Oscar-worthy acting combine to produce a smart, popcorn-friendly thrill ride.
Washington Post
Desson Thomson

There are so many things to enjoy here. Director Curtis Hanson... keeps a complex story coherent a...

June 25, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer
Steven Rea

L.A. Confidential isn't quite up there with Chinatown, but it's the closest thing to come down the...

June 25, 2017
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jeff Strickler

Hanson has made the film noir setting virtually another starring character.

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Dense, tangled period cop drama for adults.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this isn't a thrill-ride cops-a-go-go actioner for kids. Laden with vicious homicide, numerous subplots and multiple characters, it depicts deep police-force corruption and entrenched brutality in law-enforcement. Even its "heroic" policemen are badly flawed, self-serving characters. One crusades chivalrously against assailants who batter women; yet he himself becomes one, out of sexual jealousy. Swear words flow thicker than the bloody wounds, and there is much talk of prostitution and sex.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Crime, Drama
  • Release Date:September 19, 1997
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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