Review: The Black Dahlia

I know when to avoid film noir murder mysteries when I see one (it’s right up there in the same alley as costume period dramas). But I ignored the better half of me this time, thinking names like Brian dePalma, Scarlett Johansson and Hilary Swank wouldn’t disappoint me. But plain ol’ statistics won again, as this is another one of those quite boring, tedious film that nicely fit the category (only thing missing is the use of pure black and white film). Add some more boring jazzy background music, and your yawning muscles are in for a good training. If not for Scarlett’s utter beauty on screen, I might have joined the guy sitting behind me snoring out loud. I have to admit, some story points are well done, but in its current form, I can’t recommend it to anyone.5-.

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