The Black Dahlia


The Black Dahlia was the title given to a murdered wanna-be actress back in the 1940s. The murder was never solved, but powerful people were implicated. This movie, based on a novel with the murder as starting point, follows two detectives determined to solve the case. Although the background is a murder mystery, the real story is about the one detective's unresolved romance with his partner's wife, as well as a femme fatale he meets during the investigation. Reviewers have been disappointed.

119 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence).
Crime, Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Mia Kirshner
Director
Brian De Palma
ScreenplayJosh Friedman, from the novel by James Ellroy
MusicMark Isham
CinematographyVilmos Zsigmond
EditingBill Pankow
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in2006
Produced byMillennium Films Inc., Signature Films, Nu-Image Films, Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co., Nu Image Entertainment GmbH, Signature Pictures

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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith
10
Die Burger
Jeanne Hugo
5
Cape Times
Carina Chocano
5
Good Weekend
Kirk Honeycutt
10
iAfrica.com
Nils van der Linden
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
8
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
BBC
Stella Papamichael
10
Box Office
Richard Mowe
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
10
ScreenIt
7

What the People say

Internet
4829 Netizens
11

Average .. 46%

9




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