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Common Sense Media says

Dense, tangled period cop drama for adults.

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(out of 4 reviews)
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Parent of a 1, 8, 9, and 14 year old Written bythejokerspencil January 10, 2009

Great Sets,Great Score,Great Acting must equal Great Movie?

Wrong. This film was made outstanding and the actors in this are the best of the best but it does not live up to all the hype.
Teen, 15 years old Written byevolinag February 6, 2012

Superb cop thriller has some thriller violence.

"L.A. Confidential", winner of 2 Academy Awards (Kim Basinger - Best Actress in a Supporting Role; Best Script written directly for the Screen), is an excellent cop thriller. The actors are terrific, the plot is excellent. The movie deals with corruption and how police sometimes lies in order to get a job done. The Hush-Hush magazine is based upon the real one, "Conidential" (as the movie's title suggests) and the movie shows a very corrupt and unfortunately true depiction of reality. Very good! The movie has nothing too strong. It focuses on 3 cops and a prostitute. I think it is clear that with these protagonists the movie has violence and sex as thematic elements. But there is never anything strong or inapproriate for mature tweens. Some corpses are shown, sometimes bloody, sometimes decaying. The scenes are not disturbing. The character played by Russel Crowe is rude and a bit violent, but in contrast to him the character played by Guy Pearce is calm and gently. The role played by Kevin Spacey is neutral. The violence is never depicted in a way it could disturb or harm tweens. The movies has a prostitute as one of the protagonists, so there is sexual talk. No strong sexuality is depicted. The language is average R-profanity. If you don't mind the language, it is suitable for teens and up. And nowadays it would have been rated 15 in the UK and Ireland, not 18.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 15 years old Written bywho3697cares April 10, 2009
If the shootout didn't seem like an attempt to bring in more audience members, if the plot was rearranged in flashback form to add to the post-noir effect, and if it didn't seem so full of itself, L.A. Confidential would be perfect.
Teen, 15 years old Written byLegend736 April 24, 2012

Brilliant

What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking