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Jay

Ms. Sessions phones Jake and needs to speak privately, she asks, "Are you alone?" Jake reply's, "Aren't we all?" Haha. Love it. Love watching Nicholson.

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Mike

A masterpiece. Rewards countless viewings and so so relevant to the corruption overtaking the western world today

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Eric

Love Chinatown. Seen so many times over the years, and again on Kanopy. Here's a suggestion: Try watching this with David Fincher and Robert Towne's commentary (Search on YT).

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Mel

@John N,Y. P.J.
Please - let me know of other films you feel are over-rated - Please

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John

I may be in the minority but I was having a hard time getting through this movie. Predictable and boring. I heard so much about this movie. Overrated just like Citizen Kane. Best part is Jack Nickolson slapping Faye Dunaway around the room.

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peter

very difficult to separate the "moral murkiness" of this film from the five or six teenage rape allegations (and one conviction) that the director has faced. Remarkable film, misogynist to the core, but remarkable, and what a script!

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victor

I love Kanopy great entertainment, thank you

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Peter

very engaging, great performances from dunaway and huston and burt young. it has little to do with chinatown tho' < : )

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Valerie

Masterpiece. One of the best screenplays in American cinema. Jack Nickolson is phenomenal.

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Lon

I saw this when it first came out and many times since. Polanski developed the symbolism of the eye through the movie so his version of the the ending worked. Evelyn Mulwray, a victim of incest, has her eye damaged when she and Jake are fleeing the retirement home after being shot at, a ...Read more

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Nicole

Thanks for pointing that out - I noticed she touched her eye at that part in the car, but didn't put the pieces together. V interesting!

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Jonathan

A true classic and a film noir masterpiece. Interesting to wonder how the film would have been received had Polanski settled for the "happy ending" screenwriter Robert Towne had written originally. Apparently Polanski rewrote the end. And what good instincts he had. Especially hard to imagine ...Read more

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judy

i have commented. Good movie would like to see it now, please .

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judy

loved it

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Michael

Score is dynamite. So atmospheric.

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Krysia

5 stars-they don't make them like this anymore!

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Anonymous

good acting, but what a depressing movie. I'm sorry I watched it.

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Louis Michael

you should not be sorry .....it's why the genre of film is called ''film noir''

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Anonymous

I will never leave a comment on Kanopy again. I reserve the human right to feel sorry and have my own opinion. Thank you for your definition. I already knew what it meant.

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lisa

well stated Anonymous. you ARE entitled to your opinion!

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Jean

Excellant

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Fritz

Excellent!

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kay louise

Guess I didn't, after all! What a story!
Have to hand it to Jack Nicholson!

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kay louise

saw it years ago-can't remember, so will watch again..

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Alan

Boy, everybody was at the top of their game here: Polanski, Towne, Nicholson. Movies are such complicated creations. There are many great ones, but few that feel flawless. "Chinatown" is one.

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ka

can't deny this was a great film. I just got finished, and feel so sad . SPOILER ALERT The victims never get a break.
The patriarch seems to get away with pure evil.. Hard to watch in the Trump era.

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Krysia

Your unnecessary, irrelevant side comment, was offensive to me. Trust me, there have been Presidents I despised but, I would never publicly slander them because I still always respect the office. Let's leave Kanopy non-political.

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ka

there are other comments about the emotional effects of the film. Respecting the office needs to be done by those in it.

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lisa

we can all comment how we choose - Krysia, because everyone has an opinion and is entitled to it!
just because it doesn't jive with your thought process doesn't mean it's irrelevant or unnecessary.

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ka

thanks. I didn't think of it as slander. I see you are a defender of people sharing their impressions . I commented because it's a great film AND may have effect on emotions in the current climate. Happy viewing, Lisa I liked Bad Lucky Goat, , Letter to Momo and anything by Taika Waititi.

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lisa

Taika Waititi is the BEST! you know he's in cahoots with the fellows from flight of the conchords, right? i will check out Bad Lucky Goat - and thank YOU!~

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Robert

Masterpiece

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Paul

I absolutely love this film, and always will.

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Frank Sherman

Where can you find a great movie like Chinatown? Kanopy.com That's why I signed up. Didn't even pay a fee. I used to live in a town called Santa Fe. Most people know it, FEW HAVE ever been. What I liked about Santa Fe was plenty of things. What I did NOT like about Santa Fe were the teachers ...Read more