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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.
© 1997 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Taut pacing, brilliantly dense writing and Oscar-worthy acting combine to produce a smart, popcorn-friendly thrill ride.
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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.
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- Genre:Drama, Thriller
- Release Date:September 19, 1997
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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