City of Lies Reviews

  • Jul 05, 2020

    Fascinating premise and the theories about it being pulled from release make it even more interesting. Depp kills it, as he does every movie, but the timeline was disorienting and the ending anti-climatic. (68%)

    Fascinating premise and the theories about it being pulled from release make it even more interesting. Depp kills it, as he does every movie, but the timeline was disorienting and the ending anti-climatic. (68%)

  • May 23, 2020

    Way dope! Very detailed, takes you on the investigation ride from Detective Poole's point of view and goes through all the grittiness from start to end. Forest Whitaker gives a great performance... nothing like Detective Kavanaugh but still very good. Highly recommend this (if you can find it anywhere!).

    Way dope! Very detailed, takes you on the investigation ride from Detective Poole's point of view and goes through all the grittiness from start to end. Forest Whitaker gives a great performance... nothing like Detective Kavanaugh but still very good. Highly recommend this (if you can find it anywhere!).

  • Apr 16, 2020

    فيلم مدينة الأكاذيب (لوس أنجيلوس) يسرد وقائع مبنية على قصة حقيقية تكشف الفساد المؤسسي في أجهزة الشرطة في أميركا، وكيف يمكن في ظل دعوى الديموقراطية وحرية الإعلام والرقابة المجتمعية أن ينحرف الجهاز الشرطي ويكون جماعة تعتبر نفسها فوق القانون باحثة عن مصالح ومكاسب لأفرادها.

    فيلم مدينة الأكاذيب (لوس أنجيلوس) يسرد وقائع مبنية على قصة حقيقية تكشف الفساد المؤسسي في أجهزة الشرطة في أميركا، وكيف يمكن في ظل دعوى الديموقراطية وحرية الإعلام والرقابة المجتمعية أن ينحرف الجهاز الشرطي ويكون جماعة تعتبر نفسها فوق القانون باحثة عن مصالح ومكاسب لأفرادها.

  • Dec 20, 2019

    Shows only a little bit of the things going on in the Biggie murder. Solid performances from all actors involved.

    Shows only a little bit of the things going on in the Biggie murder. Solid performances from all actors involved.

  • Oct 21, 2019

    Why didnt this movie do well? Stellar cast. Good acting..oh wait, its about two slain rappers, yet serial killer movies get rave reviews. Dumbness. See it.

    Why didnt this movie do well? Stellar cast. Good acting..oh wait, its about two slain rappers, yet serial killer movies get rave reviews. Dumbness. See it.

  • Oct 01, 2019

    Yeah, well here we go again with corrupt US cops. Judging from evidence it seems it's rife in America. Is it because the pay is so low, or because the selection process is crap, or maybe it's because the training is useless? Or perhaps it's all of those. Either way if the system doesn't change white cops will continue to kill innocent black people and organised crime will continue. This film is an updated Serpico and isn't too bad but is more confusing than Al Pacino's movie. It's still worth a watch.

    Yeah, well here we go again with corrupt US cops. Judging from evidence it seems it's rife in America. Is it because the pay is so low, or because the selection process is crap, or maybe it's because the training is useless? Or perhaps it's all of those. Either way if the system doesn't change white cops will continue to kill innocent black people and organised crime will continue. This film is an updated Serpico and isn't too bad but is more confusing than Al Pacino's movie. It's still worth a watch.

  • Jul 21, 2019

    The expose of hidden agendas and crime surrounding Notorious BIG's death isn't nearly as gritty as you'd hope.

    The expose of hidden agendas and crime surrounding Notorious BIG's death isn't nearly as gritty as you'd hope.

  • Jul 21, 2019

    I give this a 5 star rating hoping to promote public awareness to this case and how daring the production team is in going against such large corrupt institutions such as LAPD and District Attorney. The case itself is interesting and complex. But the movie storyline could have been more simplified and straightened out. The characters were a bit too shallow.

    I give this a 5 star rating hoping to promote public awareness to this case and how daring the production team is in going against such large corrupt institutions such as LAPD and District Attorney. The case itself is interesting and complex. But the movie storyline could have been more simplified and straightened out. The characters were a bit too shallow.

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Great performances across the board. Whitaker and Depp are wonderful as their characters develop a respectful friendship in spite of themselves. Very moving, real life, down-to-earth story that reels you in right from the beginning. Not a billion dollar blockbuster but definitely deserved a big screen showing.

    Great performances across the board. Whitaker and Depp are wonderful as their characters develop a respectful friendship in spite of themselves. Very moving, real life, down-to-earth story that reels you in right from the beginning. Not a billion dollar blockbuster but definitely deserved a big screen showing.

  • Jul 04, 2019

    Tells you all about the Biggie murder investigation. Great acting & a must watch for all hip hop lovers and fans!

    Tells you all about the Biggie murder investigation. Great acting & a must watch for all hip hop lovers and fans!