To Live and Die in L.A.


Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 93%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 79%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 25,608


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Darlanne Fluegel as Nanelia
Dean Stockwell as Colin Craven
John Turturro as Willie
Willem Dafoe as Clint
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843.26 MB
23.976 fps
116 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gridoon2018 6 / 10 / 10

At once clichéd and subversive cop thriller

You know, I never got what all the fuss was about William Friedkin's "The French Connection". I always found that movie overrated. I prefer "To Live And Die In L.A.", which also has a unique car chase, but also stylish direction by Friedkin, a pulsating music score (I can't stop listening to the main theme), and a script that appears run-of-the-mill at first, but has its share of surprises, and one subversive shocker. What prevents the film from having a greater impact is the characters - they are hollow. Willem Dafoe is impressive in one of his first important roles, but William Petersen is bland in his film debut, and so is John Pankow. Even in 1985 I bet you could guess which of the three would go on to have the most successful film career. **1/2 out of 4.

Reviewed by Aleksandar Sarkic 8 / 10 / 10

Bad acting destroyed this movie

I really love William Friedkin movies, i have enjoyed Sorcerer and The French Connection, and especially Cruising which is not so popular among the critics (how are they wrong). So after these three movies i wanted to watch more from Friedkin and have choosed To Live and Die in L.A as next. I suppose i choosed these one because of the title, and because it is from the 80's which is one of my favorite decades. I have expected some good thriller/crime in the vein of magnificent The French Connection but i was totally wrong, these movie is totally cheesy from start to finish. The plot is nothing special, the movie just goes but nothing happens at all till the end. Than we go to the main reason i didn't like these one, it is the acting. Except phenomenal Williem Defoe other cast is just disastrous. Williem Petersen and John Pankow are the pair of your dreams ha-ha i am kidding, they are so out of charisma, unoticable, boring and cheesy, especially the acting of Williem Petersen it is on the level of B-movies actors. Other supportive cast is also not worth mentioning. And on all of that just add the soundtrack of British band Wang Chung, i really like 80s music and soundtracks, but these soundtrack is not going well with the movie and even gives more b-movie atmosphere. I just give this movie 5 from 10 because of great charismatic acting by Williem Defoe, and phenomenal car chase near the end of the movie, but my advice is to skip this one, you will not regret, and you will save your precious time.

Reviewed by mmgildea 8 / 10 / 10

Great watch

I watch this movie every few years.. One thing that struck me early is the only thing green in the movie is the money. Even the palm trees seem to be intentionally silhouetted, leaving us only to see the LA of concrete, asphalt, and steel. I think the film holds up well over time, especially for those of us of a certain age whose formative years included the '80's.

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