L.A. Confidential

Lists: Mystery, Thriller, Crime / Heist, Detective investigation, Whodunnit, Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999

Brief Synopsis: "Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner in this lush tribute to tough film noir crime films. Based on the multi-layered James Ellroy novel."

Overall Ranking: 421 (Rank from 1997: # 11)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 72.73%
Regular 18.18%
Half-Popped 9.09%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Sir M Hayes XIV85 - I actually am not a huge fan of Noire, but really liked this.
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CinemaVisitor Erik80
Thomas Pollock70
Rich Alejandro55 - I couldn't get into this for some reason. I like noire, but this didn't do it for me.

People Involved

  • Kevin Spacey (Det. Sgt. Jack Vincennes)
  • Guy Pearce (Det. Lt. Edmund Jennings " Ed " Exley)
  • Danny DeVito (Sid Hudgens)
  • James Cromwell (Cap. Dudley Liam Smith)
  • Kim Basinger (Lynn Bracken)
  • Russell Crowe (Bud White)
  • David Strathairn (Pierce Patchett)
  • Ron Rifkin (D.A. Ellis Loew)
  • Matt McCoy (Badge of Honor Star Brett Chase)
  • Paul Guilfoyle (Mickey Cohen)
  • Paolo Seganti (Johnny Stompanato)
  • Elisabeth Granli (Mickey Cohens Mambo Partner)
  • Sandra Taylor (Mickey Cohens Mambo Partner)
  • Steve Rankin (Officer Arresting Mickey Cohen)
  • Graham Beckel (Dick Stensland)
  • Simon Baker (Matt Reynolds)
  • Curtis Hanson (Director)