Explore
 Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
Categories
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Directed by


Starring (View all)
Jack Nicholson Jack Nicholson
J.J. Gittes
Faye Dunaway Faye Dunaway
Evelyn Mulwray
John Huston John Huston
Noah Cross
Perry Lopez Perry Lopez
Escobar
John Hillerman John Hillerman
Yelburton
Darrell Zwerling Darrell Zwerling
Hollis Mulwray
Diane Ladd Diane Ladd
Ida Sessions
Roy Jenson Roy Jenson
Mulvihill


Written by
Robert Towne Robert Towne
(written by)
Roman Polanski Roman Polanski
uncredited


Lists

449 votes
1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (1001 items)
list by upidipi
Published 8 years, 2 months ago 869 comments
229 votes
IMDb Top 250 [Official] (252 items)
list by Prelude
Published 10 years, 1 month ago 28 comments
215 votes
It's a private emotion. (235 items)
list by Lexi
Published 7 years, 2 months ago 18 comments
193 votes
The Most Iconic Images in Cinema History (111 items)
list by propelas
Published 5 years, 10 months ago 27 comments
132 votes
300 great films (305 items)
list by The Wolf
Published 8 years, 5 months ago 13 comments

View all Chinatown lists (600 more)

Chinatown Videos

Jerry Goldsmith - Chinatown (Love Theme)

37 Views, 2 votes

Added 3 years ago


Chinatown - Trailer

557 Views, 1 votes

Added 9 years ago



View all Chinatown videos (7 more)

Cover art, photos and screenshots

11 votes
10 votes
8 votes
8 votes
7 votes

View all Chinatown pictures (125 more)

Reviews

Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.

7 years, 5 months ago at Jan 14 19:37
4 votes
''Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.''

A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water.

Jack Nicholson: J.J. Gittes

What is Chinatown? Simply put; An unrivaled and perfect thinking man's film noir that completely surpasses all expectations.
Chinatown(1974) is a tremendous ... read more

Overrated but classy.

9 years, 2 months ago at Apr 23 3:20
1 vote
"You're dumber than you think I think you are."

This Roman Polanski effort is a true classic movie; Chinatown is an excellent, stylish, fascinating and gripping thriller that is based on the novel by Robert Towne.

Cleverly, the film has been made in a very 1940's style - the acting, the score, even the credits. Suffice to say, the plot is a lot more complex than anyt... read more

"She My Daughter....She's My Sister...."

7 years, 9 months ago at Sep 11 5:40
1 vote
Jack Nicholson's only role as a detective in a "modern" noir film that doesn't try to be anything else other than a modern take of a noir film. It is because of this, that the 1970's sensibilities that are just a natural result of being a film of this era, along with it's "twisted" twist ending, that Chinatown comes off as being a work more layered & "edgy" than a standard mystery film. Which ends... read more
View all Chinatown reviews
A private detective investigating an adultery case stumbles on to a scheme of murder that has something to do with water.
Release date: 20 June 1974
UPC: 097361551678
Tags: Crime (31), Drama (26), Mystery (24), 1974 (21), 1970s (20), Detective (16), Noir (16), Thriller (12), Corruption (10), Incest (9), Conspiracy (8), Water (8), Neo Noir (8), Film Noir (8), Femme Fatale (7), Tragedy (7), Tycoon (7), Murder (6), Chinatown (6), Drowning (6)
My tags: Add tags
Add to list
Not interested

Add Review
Picture
Video

  
English only, other review rules - Big post screen

Update feed

eliasbriseno added this to a list 2 weeks, 2 days ago
darthjoker12 added this to a list 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Top 10 Jack Nicholson Performances (10 person items)

"#3: J.J. "Jake" Gittes, Chinatown!"


aLittleTyger voted for an image 1 month, 3 weeks ago

pessanha added this to a list 2 months ago
Agent Kermit D. Fonz added this to a list 2 months ago
Favorite Film Characters (501 movies items)

"J.J. Gittes (Jack Nicholson) "


Mass. Patriot voted for an image 2 months, 1 week ago

Denise added this to a list 2 months, 1 week ago
The Greatest 100 Movies of All Time (100 movies items)

"Jack Nicholson's world-weary gumshoe anchors Roman Polanski's 1974 noir, also starring Faye Dunaway and John Huston."


r04nier added this to a list 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Favorite Films (49 movies items)
sh56 voted for an image 2 months, 2 weeks ago

EarthsMagick added this to a list 3 months ago
DragonPhoenix46 added this to a list 3 months, 2 weeks ago
pessanha voted for 4 images 3 months, 2 weeks ago

DragonPhoenix46 added this to a list 3 months, 3 weeks ago
fromakronohio added this to a list 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Nick's Top 100 Films (100 movies items)

""An exemplar of economy and precision, Chinatown doesn’t have a scene, a word or a detail it doesn’t need. Its air of fatalism also makes it an emotionally authentic successor to those 1940s crime pictures. " - Josh Larsen"


MarkusT90 added this to a list 4 months, 1 week ago
Movies Of 2017 (106 movies items)
Paloma1996 voted for an image 4 months, 1 week ago

Paloma1996 voted for an image 4 months, 1 week ago

Polsko added this to a list 4 months, 3 weeks ago
The Dazed Brutality of Roman Polanski's Films (21 movies items)

"WINNER Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay "


Appelsiinipuutikku added this to a list 5 months ago
Appelsiinipuutikku added this to a list 5 months ago
salappa added this to a list 5 months, 1 week ago
Leffalista 2017 (29 movies items)

"22.1 Netflix new Lopulle erityisesti pisteet, onnelliset loput on yliarvostettuja. Tai no, tähän sopi juuri tälläinen."


Benjamín Shirao added this to a list 5 months, 1 week ago
Live Action Movies (165 movies items)
Dark Warrior added this to a list 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Dark Warrior's 101 Movies You Must See... (101 movies items)

" 1974 The Film Industry Rating : 1 for Masterpiece IMBD Rating : 8.3 My Rating : 2.0 for Exceptionnal "


Dark Warrior voted for an image 7 months, 2 weeks ago

LBKittyofHell added this to a list 8 months, 1 week ago
Leviathan added this to a list 8 months, 2 weeks ago
BEST 5 BY YEAR (465 movies items)
Dark Warrior added this to a list 8 months, 3 weeks ago
The 100 Greatest Cops & Gangsters Movies (101 movies items)

" 1974 Directed By Roman Polanski Starring Jack Nicholson / Faye Dunaway / John Huston Perry Lopez / John Hillerman / Roman Polanski My Rating : 2.0 for Exceptional My imbd Pleasure Meter : 4.0/5.0 Stars "


Dark Warrior added this to a list 9 months ago
My Cinema : Viewing & Rating (September 2016) (9 movies items)

" My Rating : 2.0 for Exceptional My imbd Pleasure Meter : 3.5/5.0 Stars Excellent Directing Excellent Screenplay Great Story Great Acting Great Fight Scenes "


johanlefourbe added this to a list 9 months, 2 weeks ago
My Queue (240 movies items)
rickterenzi voted for 20 images [View All] 9 months, 3 weeks ago

dhove added this to a list 10 months, 1 week ago
Best Pictures (540 movies items)
Holy Godiva voted for 15 images [View All] 10 months, 1 week ago

orenono added this to a list 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Agent Kermit D. Fonz added this to a list 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Anautix added this to a list 11 months ago
heel99 added this to a list 11 months, 1 week ago
Favorite Movies (123 movies items)
darthjoker12 added this to a list 11 months, 1 week ago
Top 10 Movies Where the Villain Wins (10 movies items)

"#9: Chinatown!"


My raimBow added this to a list 11 months, 2 weeks ago
Films I should watch again (167 movies items)
Kandi added this to a list 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Plantation - Movies (25 movies items)

" Jack Nicholson (ORANGE)"


Nattkrypet added this to a list 1 year ago
Movie Reviews (1301-1350) (50 movies items)

" The Ups: It is a modern film noir that looks, sounds and plays out as a perfect movie in that genre should with it's top-notch script, excellent cast and beautiful imagery that is a big contract to the gruesome twists and shocks that appear throughout the movie. The Downs: Is it possible that two of the most flawless productions in American film history managed to get released in the same year (the other being "Godfather, Part II") forcing one of them to be overlooked and lose several awards"



« Prev12 Next »

Insert image

drop image here
(or click)
or enter URL:
 link image?  square?

Insert video

Format block