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ChinatownA private detective, Jake Gittes, hired to investigate an adultery case, stumbles on the plot of a murder involving incest and the privatization of water through state and municipal corruption, land use and real estate. If he doesn't drop the case at once he faces threats of legal action, but he pursues it anyway, slowly uncovering a vast conspiracy.
Actors of "Chinatown"
Characters of "Chinatown"
Directors of "Chinatown"Roman PolanskiBirthdate: 18 August 1933, Paris, France
Creators of "Chinatown"Robert TowneBirthdate: 23 November 1934, Los Angeles, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "Chinatown"Chicago TribuneJanuary 18, 2013
As much as I admire the work of both Polanski and Nicholson, I found Chinatown tedious from beginning to just before the end.VarietyMarch 27, 2009
Roman Polanski's American made film, first since Rosemary's Baby shows him again in total command of talent and physical filmmaking elements.Chicago ReaderMarch 27, 2009
Polanski's film suggests that the rules of the game are written in some strange, untranslatable language, and that everyone's an alien and, ultimately, a victim.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
The hard-boiled private eye coolly strolls a few steps ahead of the audience.Village VoiceAugust 05, 2003
In 1974 a director, a screenwriter, and a producer (Robert Evans, who for once deserves a few of the plaudits he's apportioned himself) could decide to beat a genre senseless and then dump it in the wilds of Greek tragedy.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
A new private-eye melodrama that celebrates not only a time and a place (Los Angeles) but also a kind of criminality that to us jaded souls today appears to be nothing worse than an eccentric form of legitimate private enterprise.Daily Telegraph (UK)May 18, 2016
As private investigator Jake Gittes, hired to dig up some dirt on Hollis Mulwray, chief engineer of Los Angeles's water department, Nicholson saunters round the city delivering one-liners with offhand brilliance.Movie MezzanineFebruary 04, 2014
Chinatown is deliciously, intolerably cruel as it toys with us.Observer (UK)January 05, 2013
This film is flawless.London Evening StandardJanuary 04, 2013
Polanski's telling of his tale of corruption in LA is masterly - thrilling, humorous and disturbing at the same time - and brilliantly played by John Huston and Faye Dunaway as well as Nicholson.Little White LiesJanuary 03, 2013
See this film as many times as you can. Please.GuardianJanuary 03, 2013
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