"You may think you know what you're dealing with, but believe me, you don't," warns water baron Noah Cross (John Huston), when smooth cop-turned-private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) starts ... read more
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release Date: January 1, 1974
DVD Release Date: November 23, 1999
Stats: 5,506 reviews
Flixster Reviews (5,506)
January 6, 2013
'Chinatown'. An intricate, tragedy-drenched, noir screenplay revealing layers throughout, a resourceful J.J. Gittes played well by Jack Nicholson, and a fine sense of atmosphere, time and direction created by Polanksi.
I couldn't latch on to Nicholson's or Dunaway's characters,...
November 24, 2012
If only this was the mystery genre today.
Full review at themoviefreakblog.com on 11/24
October 19, 2012
It's strange seeing Roman Polanski's 'Chinatown' so soon after 'Citizen Kane', because now I'm giving out two perfect scores in a row. Truth be told, I enjoyed Polanski's work much more. The screenplay is obviously amazing and I loved the cinematography, the film is full of such ...
August 15, 2012
Jake Gittes is a former cop turned private detective. When he is contracted by a Mrs Mulwray to find out if her husband is having an affair, he takes to trailing Water Company Executive Hollis Mulwray. Mulwray appears to only have water and a dry riverbed on his mind but eventual...
June 4, 2012
A film noir masterwork, Chinatown directed by Roman Polanski is a definitive classic of the cinematic medium. Brilliantly acted and plotted, Chinatown is an engrossing murder mystery that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and keeps you wondering what is truly going on. Jack Nic...
May 15, 2012
When I first saw this film, roughly 5-6 years ago or so, I was a film buff, but I wasn't yet at the level I am today. I could appreciate this film, but looking back, I remember not really paying attention, plus, I watched it on TV, so there were commerical breaks and some censors...
December 29, 2011
Jake Gittes: But, Mrs. Mulwray, I goddamn near lost my nose. And I like it. I like breathing through it. And I still think you're hiding something.
Chinatown is a must watch film if you consider yourself a film buff. It is one of those classics that deserves all the praise it h...
October 29, 2011
Fantastic film, the mystery is intriguing and the suspense is killer. Jack Nicholson gives one of the best performances of his career.
October 21, 2011fb1664868775
Film Noir gets a proper update in color. Perfect.
September 18, 2011
This was entertaining..And a nice journey. But I think it's a little overrated. Don't understand how this movie can please so many people even though I liked it. Nicholson is great as allways...And once again...It was fun to see Polanski in action. There's just someting entertain...
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