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Slight of Handnew

In The Black Dahlia, Brian De Palma seems confined rather than liberated by the noir mode.
Eugene Weekly  |  Jason Blair  |  09-22-2006  |  Reviews

A Deliriously Disreputable Misfirenew

The movie is one-third conventional Ellroy adaptation(à la L.A. Confidential), one-third De Palma personal cinema freak-out, and one-third film-noir cliché.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Chris Herrington  |  09-22-2006  |  Reviews

The Bleak Dahlia

Besides its few good performances, the best thing about The Black Dahlia is its lushness.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  09-18-2006  |  Reviews

City of Sinnew

DePalma presents a complex, beautiful exploration of Hollywood myth.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  09-14-2006  |  Reviews

L. A. Inconsequential

The Black Dahlia turns a lurid tale into a film of glossy surfaces.
Salt Lake City Weekly  |  Scott Renshaw  |  09-11-2006  |  Reviews

Opposing Elements Cancel Out De Palma’s Cinematic Flower

In spite of several momentarily propulsive eye-popping set pieces, suspense master Brian De Palma is unable to pry a cohesive movie from Friedman’s abstruse script.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  09-09-2006  |  Reviews

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