Aroview: Slam-bang adaptation preserves the lacerating edge of James Ellroy's crime novel while polishing up the sheen of 50s Hollywood. Antipodean boys Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce slip into gumshoes of opposing ethical fibres to rustle up the rough and the lawless, while Kim Basinger seduces her way to Oscar glory in a career-best sexpot performance.
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5 stars (Exceptional) Great performances from an all-star, almost-perfect cast, this the the best screen adaptation of Ellroy's work, showing off the gritty LA crime/gangster backstage of wanna-be glamorous Hollywood.~Tom H