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Chinatown (1974)





4.5 out of 10 Chinatown review
antoinette from Clare, 12 Feb 2011
Really this is just the ultimate in the film noir genre, with the added bonus of seeing roman polanski playing a cameo part in a rather eye watering scene!!the exceedingly young jack nicholson is a pleasure to watch not to talk of a very nasty john huston and a very beautiful fay dunaway what more do you want people!!
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5 out of 10 Excellent
Niall from Cork, 02 Jan 2008
Polanski delivers an irrestible combination of intrigue and corruption in 1930s L.A. Nicholson is in mischievously good form as smart alecked Private Eye, Jake Gittes. By turns funny, chilling, poignant and thought-provoking, this is cinema at its best.
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4 out of 10 Holds up throughout the 40 years
david from Galway, 20 Apr 2012
Very good movie. The desert scenery is excellent. Great acting from Nicholson. Bit of a murder mystery, but very good humanistic acting from all involved. Polankski is the man
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4 out of 10 Holds up throughout the 40 years
A member from Dublin, 20 Apr 2012
Very good movie. The desert scenery is excellent. Great acting from Nicholson. Bit of a murder mystery, but very good humanistic acting from all involved. Polankski is the man
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rector Roman Polanski's neo-noir detective story is set during a heat wave in 1930s Los Angeles, whose residents are suffering from a water shortage as a result of an ongoing drought. Private investigator Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) runs a detective agency specializing in matrimonial strife and infidelity. When a client posing as the wife of the L.A. water commissioner hires him to spy on her husband, who is rumored to be having an affair with a younger woman, Jake uncovers...

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