Brown's Requiem Movie Review

Relax, Fritz. It's Chinatown.

Drawing from every noir cliche in the book (drinking binges are punctuated by ghostly voice-overs... awesome), Brown's Requiem (based on a James Ellroy novel) is a virtual remake of Chinatown, with its deeply flawed P.I. hero (Michael Rooker), mysterious femme fatale (Selma Blair), and a conspiracy that works its way up the ranks of Los Angeles society.

Purposefully confusing, the movie unfortunately doesn't engage the way Nicholson's masterpiece does. While the body count rises, keeping track of who's who (and which are the good guys) becomes too much of a chore to bother with.

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Brown's Requiem Rating

" OK "

Rating: R, 1998

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