Overall Rank: 3374
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 88
Theatrical Release Date: 10/06/1995
Genre: Action, Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Michael Wincott, Vincent D'Onofrio
Plot: In 1999 L.A. and ex-cop, Lenny Nero, ekes out a living by selling 'squid' recordings - literally letting people experience another life. When a hooker friend is brutally raped and murdered, he is sent a recording of the event and vows to track down the one responsible. -- Chris Kavan
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Yojimbo - wrote on 06/25/2012
Superior cyber punk intelligently written by James Cameron examining the power of the media and corruption in the wake of the LA riots. The casting is a little odd as a star presence is definitely lacking, but as a whole, it works.
sapien - wrote on 02/28/2010
I can remember kinda -- but only kinda -- liking this movie.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 02/01/2019
Kathryn Bigelow's relentlessly paced neo-noir thriller imagines a crime riddled Los Angeles twenty minutes into the future where memories can be saved via recording discs and can lead to the ultimate thrill or worse, the ultimate crime. Bigelow mines the time honored detective fiction tropes to populate the story with hardened ex-cops, sleazy private detectives, tough dames, slinky femme fatales, corrupt policemen, and vicious killers.
Ralph Fiennes is believable as an unlikely hero and Angela Bassett is a standout as his wise strong willed friend. The pair navigate through LA's underworld on the eve of the new millenium trying to solve a complex conspiracy that encompasses sex, murder, racism, and power. The timing of the film's release really captures the tense angry mood that Los …
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