L.A. Confidential (1997)

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By Scott Goldfine

Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe and Guy Pierce star as three cops with divergent personalities whose common threads become intertwined as a deep-rooted web of corruption within the L.A. Police Department unravels in this thoroughly engrossing film noir. Set against the deceptively glamorous backdrop of post-World War II Hollywood, this powerful film does mighty justice to James Ellroy’s acclaimed novel.

Director Curtis Hanson (“The Hand That Rocks the Cradle” and his skilled ensemble cast have produced one of the year’s best movies. The crackerjack supporting cast that includes James CromwellKim Basinger and Danny DeVito. Rated R.

GRADE: A+

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