Brown's Requiem (2000)

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Based on a novel by acclaimed crime writer James Ellroy, this film stars Michael Rooker as Fritz Brown, a former L.A.P.D. detective who was kicked off the force due to his drinking. Now struggling to remain sober, Brown works as a private eye when he can, but he makes most of his money repossessing cars. One day, Brown is offered some detective work by Freddie "Fat Dog" Baker (William Sasso), a golf caddy who has some severe reservations about his younger sister, Jane (Selma Blair) and her … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Jason Freeland
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 11, 2000
Runtime:
Sterling Entertainment

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Cast


as Fritz Brown

as Stan The Man

as Jane Baker

as Wilson

as Haywood

as Marguerita

as Freddy

as Bartender

as Ralston

as Mark Swirkal

as Henry Cruz

as Sandoval
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Critic Reviews for Brown's Requiem

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 15, 2002
Los Angeles Times
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Boilerplate noir all the way, from the femme fatale to the hard-boiled voiceover.

Full Review… | January 4, 2010
TheMovieReport.com

Its funeral tone left me with a hang-over.

Full Review… | February 22, 2007
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Audience Reviews for Brown's Requiem

A very average adaptation of Ellroy's novel, the film threw me a bit by being set in modern day rather than Ellroy's customary 50's Hollywood.

This film is a decent effort, but still left me wanting the period feel that the material deserved.

Worth a rental.

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