WHAT'S HOT?
Home > Movie > B > The Black Dahlia

The Black Dahlia (2006)

The Black Dahlia

Overview


Genre

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Release Date

September 15, 2006 (Wide)

MPAA Rating

R

Production Budget

$68 millions

Studio

Universal Pictures

Official Site

click here

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Brian De Palma

Producer

Rudy Cohen, Moshe Diamant, Art Linson

Screenwriter

Josh Friedman

Starring

Story


Master storyteller Brian De Palma, known for such classic crime dramas as "The Untouchables," "Scarface" and "Carlito's Way," as well as his suspense thrillers "Carrie," "Dressed to Kill" and "Blow Out," directs this adaptation of James Ellroy's ("L.A. Confidential," "American Tabloid") best-selling crime novel.

"The Black Dahlia" weaves a fictionalized tale of obsession, love, corruption, greed and depravity around the true story of the brutal murder of a fledgling Hollywood starlet that shocked and fascinated the nation in 1947 and remains unsolved today. Two ex-pugilist cops, Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) and Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett), are called to investigate the homicide of ambitious silver-screen B-lister Betty Ann Short (Mia Kirshner) A.K.A. "The Black Dahlia"-an attack so grisly that images of the killing were kept from the public.

While Blanchard's growing preoccupation with the sensational murder threatens his marriage to Kay (Scarlett Johansson), his partner Bleichert finds himself attracted to the enigmatic Madeleine Linscott (two-time Oscar® winner Hilary Swank), the daughter of one of the city's most prominent families-who just happens to have an unsavory connection to the murder victim.

True crime meets urban legend when De Palma brings Ellroy's "The Black Dahlia" to the big screen.

Reader's Reviews


Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   
Comment
 
 
 
RSS
FB
Twitter

PREMIERE PHOTO

Josh Hartnett
The Black Dahlia Los Angeles Premiere
Sep 06, 2006
Scarlett Johansson
The Black Dahlia Los Angeles Premiere
Sep 06, 2006

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Not quite as good as the film made from another Ellroy novel..”
by Meg Jones [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
“..more frustrating than it is intriguing, and more confused than it is mysterious..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
“..is nothing less than a shambolic, insomnia-busting bore..”
by David Edwards [London Daily Mirror]