Slick and effective neo-noir produced in the classic Hollywood mode and adapted from James Ellroy's literary 1990 crime novel. Smart cop Guy Pearce and brute cop Russell Crowe (both in star-making performances) team up to defeat decadent corruption that reaches into the heights of power. Kim Basinger plays a Veronica Lake look-alike sex worker.
In 2015, the United States Library of Congress selected L.A. CONFIDENTIAL for preservation in the National Film Registry as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
$5 suggested donation