The Two Jakes Reviews

August 13, 2017
Nicholson's turn as Gittes is enjoyable, but it never quite feels like the same man from Chinatown. Yet The Two Jakes is admirably dense in a manner that's satisfying rather than frustrating.
March 25, 2017
The Two Jakes is the best Chinatown sequel anyone could reasonably expect, and it's very much worth a look.
September 7, 2011
November 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.
October 1, 2007
August 30, 2004
Points out that we may think we're done with the past but it almost never is done with us.
February 10, 2004
January 13, 2004
October 23, 2003
Of course it's no "Chinatown," but it is satisfyingly moody and atmospheric.
February 9, 2003
September 11, 2002
January 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.
August 10, 1990