The Black Dahlia Reviews

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November 18, 2006
The Black Dahlia revels in its stylish noir production, even though it gets lost in the maze of its zigzagging plot lines.
November 11, 2006
Ghost World: Keith Uhlich on The Black Dahlia for Reverse Shot's Brian de Palma symposium.
November 11, 2006
The Black Dahlia turns out to be something of questionable structural integrity, pieced together from old movies.
November 5, 2006
De Palma ... does little more than retrace his steps ...
November 4, 2006
At no time does the film turn into a satisfying mystery where the audience feels compelled to guess along with our racing detectives.
October 20, 2006
Frustrating but fascinating, with moments that refuse to be shrugged off
October 15, 2006
De Palma's lamentable decision to reign in his wild directorial flourishes certainly doesn't do the film any favors...
October 13, 2006
After two hours of meandering, convoluted indulgences and loose ends, 'The Black Dahlia' reveals a kinder, gentler Brian De Palma. He should be a good guy to have around.
October 10, 2006
An over cooked ham of a film, overstuffed with vampish performances and a narrative far too convoluted for its own good
October 9, 2006
The story is all over the place, leaving viewers with a complicated and disjointed picture that touches on interesting points without fleshing any of them out.
October 3, 2006
features amazing production design and a fascinating story at first, the film does eventually fall apart at the end.
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
October 2, 2006
Until it derails while heading into its final turn, The Black Dahlia represents Brian De Palma's most assured moviemaking in at least a decade.
October 1, 2006
Kay is less a character than an image of the Dahlia's opposite (the blond/beige look versus the dark-haired/black-dressed look being your first clue).
September 30, 2006
Forty-five minutes in, I was already glancing at my watch and wondering why the only lively actress in this film was playing the dead girl. Go figure.
September 30, 2006
The Black Dahlia is both a studious new entry to the genre and a schizophrenic parody of it.
September 29, 2006
Highly stylized and overburdened with plot yet always engaging.
September 29, 2006
The movie, like the case, has some loose ends and some compelling moments.
September 29, 2006
With fall and its promise of better movies on the horizon, this movie, like "Hollywoodland," could have been among the most exciting of the new season. That neither is true for either movie isn't exactly encouraging.
September 29, 2006
A slick but empty period noir. De Palma can do better than this.
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