Aug 18, 2021
It is a fundamentally strong story, though it lacks the ingenious nuances and twists of Towne's earlier effort.
Aug 18, 2021
As a thriller, The Two Jakes proves impossible to follow; as an exercise in retro style, it glows with sullen beauty. Forties suits, ties, two-tone shoes: everything is in place, bathed in hard-edged gloom.
Aug 18, 2021
In short, The Two Jakes, combining the best of the old and the best of the new, is one helluva good movie.
Aug 18, 2021
It has, finally the air of a project that was made out of a sense of obligation rather than a drive to entertain, to amaze.
Sep 7, 2011
Nov 8, 2007
The Two Jakes allows Nicholson to reprise one of his most memorable characters as a way of seeing whether he's still got it.
Jan 1, 2000
It's not a thriller and it's not a whodunit, although it contains thriller elements and at the end we do find out whodunit. It's an exquisite short story about a mood, and a time, and a couple of guys who are blind-sided by love.
Aug 10, 1990