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Gets More Rewarding Every time you Watch It,
This review is from: L.A. Confidential  [DVD] (DVD)
The fact that this film was overlooked at the Oscar's in favour of Titanic and As Good as it Gets is more criminal than most of the characters here in. Not that I am knocking those two films, but LA Confidential is just a pure dream that gets better the more you watch it.
One word of warning is that the plot is very confusing the first time around. Names like Meeks, Stensland, Rolo Tomoassi and Piers Patchett will leave your head spinning but the film is good enough to make you come back to it. Russell Crowe is fantastic (the best performance of his career), Kevin Spacey is also superb and as for the rest? Well, let's just say no one lets the side down. The directing is hypnotically good and the story is a brilliant piece of screen writing and a wonderfully interwoven plot.
I watched this film so much that I eventually had to stop to avoid ruining it, but seeing on TV again this weekend was enough to get me back to write this review. It stands alongside the Shawshank Redemption, Goodfellas and Fight Club as one of the absolute best films of the 1990s that will be appreciated much more in years to come. An absolute gem which should be mandatory in schools, just watch it, this film is awesome!