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The Black Dahlia
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(753 ratings)
5.6 IMDB rating

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Josh Hartnett

Josh Hartnett

Dwight 'Bucky' Bleichert
Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart

Lee Blanchard
Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank

Madeleine Linscott
Mia Kirshner

Mia Kirshner

Elizabeth Short
Mike Starr

Mike Starr

Det. Russ Millard
Fiona Shaw

Fiona Shaw

Ramona Linscott
Patrick Fischler

Patrick Fischler

Deputy DA Ellis Loew


Written by
Josh Friedman

Josh Friedman

(screenplay)
James Ellroy

James Ellroy

(novel)


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A disappointing movie

2 years, 8 months ago at Jun 25 9:18
2 votes
Back in the 70's and 80's, Brian de Palma was a very good director but, unfortunately, it has been a while since he has done anything really impressive. However, when I had heard about this project, I had some high hopes. Indeed, the story, the time period seemed to be taylor-made for De Palma and maybe he would eventually make an impressive come-back. However, the reception was rather poor and, e... read more

too complicated for me

7 years, 8 months ago at Jun 23 23:15
1 vote
although the setting (time, costumes, actors) was promising, I got lost somewhere in the middle.
The plot is somehow confusing, all the time people show their dark side and tell some flashback story of the past.
That way, everybody is connected to everyone, and in the end, I just didn't care anymore.

promising but... boring and disappointin

7 years, 8 months ago at Jun 24 11:53
1 vote
Based on James Ellroy’s book of the same name.
1940s. Los Angeles. Two cops, Bleichert aka Mr Ice (Hartnett) and Blanchard aka Mr Fire (Eckhart) investigate the brutal murder of a would-be actress, Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirschner).

Unfortunately this film just didn’t do anything right – except the the setting and costumes which were rather fine.

Being badl... read more
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Description: Master storyteller Brian De Palma, known for such classic crime dramas as "The Untouchables," "Scarface" and "Carlito's Way," as well as his suspense thrillers "Carrie," "Dressed to Kill" and "Blow Out," directs this adaptation of James Ellroy's ("L.A. Confidential,&quot ... (more)
Release date: 15 September 2006
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"Though this ambitious noir crime-drama captures the atmosphere of its era, it suffers from subpar performances, a convoluted story, and the inevitable comparisons to other, more successful films of its genre."


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“I'm sorry, but this film is really impressive. Not only do I like the cinematography, but the story left me curious to know more. It's one of those films that require multiple viewings, so I'm not exactly 100% on the 8/10. The scenes actually connect well with one another, but that is left with the audience. Director Brian DePalma has a very interesting artistic style, in my opinion. It leaves me to discover more about his work in the future.” read more

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A disappointing movie

“Back in the 70's and 80's, Brian de Palma was a very good director but, unfortunately, it has been a while since he has done anything really impressive. However, when I had heard about this project, I had some high hopes. Indeed, the story, the time period seemed to be taylor-made for De Palma and maybe he would eventually make an impressive come-back. However, the reception was rather poor and, eventually, I had to admit the whole thing was rather disappointing. It is a real shame since all the ingredients were present : a top director, a very nice cast (Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner) and a great story. So, what went wrong ? Above all, I thought the whole thing was just really poorly written which was rather surprising when you think that the” read more

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"Madeleine Linscott: Get the picture? Ofcr. Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert: Technicolor. Kay Lake: Keep talking about me in the third person. It sends me. "


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" Why I never watched it before: Maybe because it's based on a James Ellroy novel, but I got a sense it was a bad copy of L.A. Confidential. Why I decided to watch it: It was on tv and I took my chance. Well, what do I think after watching it? It's just like I thought. I found it confusing, boring and didn't like actors' performances. It lacks irony and all that sensuality can't save the movie."


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" A poor copy of L.A. Confidential, more confusing and less appealing. I changed my mind"


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"Watched: 2.8 -------- Perus nykyajan toteutuksella tehty mukamas omaperäinen rikosjännäri. Ei saavuta filmnoir-tunnelmaa missään vaiheessa, vaikka sitähän se Palma on yritännyt havitella. Ja vaativassa pääosassa pällistelee aina ärsyttävä Josh Hartnett, joka vaan millään ei sovi roolinsa. "


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"Watched 2.8 ---------- Olis toiminut huomattavasti paremmin, jos tämä olisi tehty vanhojen film noirien tyyliin, mutta sen sijaan ohjattu kuin mikä tahansa 2000-luvun rikosleffa. Tähän on kirjoitettu joku miljoonakertaa nähty murhastoori joka ei jaksa kiinnostaa alun alkaenkaan ja laitettu karismaa vaativaan rooliin yksi-ilmeinen Josh Hartnett. Erittäin puuduttavaa katseltavaa."


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