Chinatown

Chinatown

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Roman Polanski's classic LA noir mystery following private eye JJ Gittes (Jack Nicholson) and his investigation into local government corruption at the behest of troubled beauty Evelyn Mulwray (Faye Dunaway). "You may think you know what you're dealing with, but believe me, you don't" warns Mulwray's father Noah Cross (John Huston). A highlight of the American New Wave, Chinatown is now considered one of the best movies ever made. It was nominated for 11 Oscars and was Polanski's last American film.

1974Rating: M, Medium level violence, Adult themes, Low level coarse language125 minsUSA
DramaMysteryThrillerClassic

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Chinatown | Awards

Award Winner
Best Original Screenplay at the 1975 Academy Awards. Best Director, Actor (Nicholson) and Screenplay at the 1975 BAFTAs. Best Film (Drama), Director, Actor (Nicholson) and Screenplay at the 1975 Golden Globes.

Chinatown | Reviews

99%78 reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Drifting within sight of parody every so often, (the film) saves itself by the seriousness of its character.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A competently stylish, more or less thirtyish movie that continually made me wish I were back seeing The Maltese Falcon or The Big Sleep.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

I found Chinatown tedious from beginning to just before the end...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The exhaustive, labyrinthine narrative is built up like a fortress around this film’s bitter heart.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Chinatown excites and enthralls not just in its formal beauty, but in its stunning performances and its thematic depth.

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BBC

BBC

Nicholson's wounded, witty turn makes for stinging chemistry with Dunaway's tortured femme fatale.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

Trust Polanski to make disillusionment seductive – rather more luxuriantly so than Billy Wilder ever managed.

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Chinatown | Release Details

Chinatown is available to stream in Australia now on Stan and Google Play and Apple TV and Prime Video Store.