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To Live and Die in L.A. Reviews

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September 28, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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
January 2, 2018
"To Live and Die in L.A." will live briefly and die quickly in L.A., where God hath no wrath like a studio executive with bad grosses.
February 18, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
November 22, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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
October 29, 2008
Engrossing and diverting enough on a moment-to-moment basis but is overtooled.
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/5
June 24, 2006
Friedkin plays it as brutal and cynical as he ever did with The French Connection...
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2010
[William] Friedkin creates a jittery atmosphere of adrenaline and corruption and danger...
March 25, 2011
The action thrives on overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
January 1, 2000
The only problem is that Friedkin would never get any better than this.
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