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To Live and Die in L.A. Reviews

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Susan Granger
September 28, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 13, 2004
To Live and Die in L.A. is undeniably very well made - from the performances to the more technical aspects - but the bottom line is, it's just not all that compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 18, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The film isn't just about cops and robbers, but about two systems of doing business, and how one of the systems finds a way to change itself in order to defeat the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 22, 2011
A profoundly ambivalent motion picture... completely upends every convention of its hidebound genre without even seeming to notice that it has done so.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Cole Smithey
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner
November 22, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 15, 2007
Friedkin's 1985 film To Live and Die in L.A. may be one of his very best, though it did not reach the level of acclaim and support of his earlier films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
October 29, 2008
Engrossing and diverting enough on a moment-to-moment basis but is overtooled.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Friedkin plays it as brutal and cynical as he ever did with The French Connection...
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Sean Axmaker
February 17, 2010
[William] Friedkin creates a jittery atmosphere of adrenaline and corruption and danger...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 25, 2011
The action thrives on overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 31, 2012
The film is cheesy as hell but it is a ton of fun for someone who remembered how this passed as uber-edgy back in the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
The only problem is that Friedkin would never get any better than this.
Dragan Antulov
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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