Barrio Chino 2 (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

Barrio Chino 2 (1990)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Barrio Chino 2 Trailers & Photos

Movie Info

Un detective privado se encarga de un caso peligroso en Los Ángeles durante la década de los años 40.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Towne
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 23, 1999
Paramount Home Video


Jack Nicholson
as Jake Gittes
Harvey Keitel
as Jake Berman
Meg Tilly
as Kitty Berman
Madeleine Stowe
as Lillian Bodine
Eli Wallach
as Cotton Weinberger
Ruben Blades
as Mickey Nice
Richard Farnsworth
as Earl Rawley
Tracey Walter
as Tyrone Otley
Perry Lopez
as Capt. Escobar
Paul A. DiCocco Jr.
as Liberty Levine
John Hackett
as Mark Bodine
Allan Warnick
as Manfred P. Rippey
Will Tynan
as Judge Alexander K. D...
Van Dyke Parks
as Francis Hannah
William Duffy
as Desk Sergeant
Sue Carlton
as Mattie Rawley
Luana Anders
as Florist
Dean Hill
as Cop with Parrot
Lee Weaver
as Caddy #1
Bob George
as Bar Maitre d'
Jessica Z. Diamond
as Receptionist
Tom Waits
as Plainclothes Policem...
Faye Dunaway
as Evelyn Mulwray
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for Barrio Chino 2

Critic Reviews for Barrio Chino 2

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 10, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Barrio Chino 2


For an unnecessary sequel, The Two Jakes is pretty amazing. It really kept the style of the first film and really built on the characters in the first. You could clearly see how much Jack Nicholson cared about the film and his devotion to Polanskiâ??s filming style. However, this is very much a late 40s approach to Film Noir. You have the start of the baby booming age and the rise of suburbia. Itâ??s a very interesting look at the dying genre and is in no way a cheap knock off of the original. Even the lighting and film quality looks the same, which is probably my favorite aspect of the film making from Chinatown.
Jack Nicholson really makes a great return as Jake Gittes. He is even more apathetic and cynical than before. You can see the 10 years between films both physically and mentally. Heâ??s still one of the best screen characters of American Cinema and you canâ??t help but fall in love with him all over again. I liked how he still was being haunted by Mulray and never quite got over the events that happened in Chinatown.
The plot was actually just as clever as the first film and certainly holds itâ??s own. It doesnâ??t exactly play like a sequel because there was completely new case with different good guys and bad guys. A lot of scenes run similar to the original, but theyâ??re mostly small little homages that occur pretty flawlessly. You can tell this was a nostalgia project, but itâ??s one of the best. It reminds me a lot of The Color Of Money, in no way does it compete with the original, but it is incredibly fun none the less.

Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


Jack Nicholson revives the Jake Gittes myth in this minor but decent follow up to the legendary Chinatown. it keeps the twists and intricate schemes of the first. but the romantic, unnerving and disturbing touch is lost.

Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

An incredibly disappointing sequel to Chinatown.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

Barrio Chino 2 Quotes

– Submitted by Johannes D (3 years ago)

Discussion Forum

Discuss Barrio Chino 2 on our Movie forum!