Landmark movie in the film noir tradition, Roman Polanski's Chinatown stands as a true screen classic. Jack Nicholson is private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite (Faye Dunaway) to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in...Chinatown. Co-starring film legend John Huston and featuring an Academy Award-winning script by Robert Towne, Chinatown captures a lost era in a masterfully woven movie that remains a timeless gem.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
312 Ratings
312 Ratings

98% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 9.3/10
  • Fresh 63
  • Rotten 1

Critics Consensus: As bruised and cynical as the decade that produced it, this noir classic benefits from Robert Towne's brilliant screenplay, director Roman Polanski's steady hand, and wonderful performances from Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Great hardboiled detective film is very violent.

Information

Studio
Paramount
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1974 by Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Danish (Denmark) (Subtitles), Dutch (Netherlands) (Subtitles), Finnish (Finland) (Subtitles), French (France) (Subtitles, Stereo), German (Germany) (Subtitles), Norwegian (Norway) (Subtitles), Polish (Poland) (Subtitles), Portuguese (Brazil) (Subtitles), Russian (Russia) (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Swedish (Sweden) (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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