The Black Dahlia - 4/10 The first half is decent, faithful as it can be to the book, but I don't remember a movie that fell off such a steep cliff. It felt like I've been spat in the face after reading such an incredible novel. I know there's an hour missing and it definitely shows. I was flabbergasted. It was just horrible. It was so God awful I thought they were rushed reshoots. It's so unbelievably sloppy you won't ****ing believe it. The last ten minutes are a train crash that is getting worse and worse. The only positives of this were DePalma's eye for the camera, the cinematography and Aaron Eckhart. Everyone was either miscast and felt like they were playing dress up in a 1940's noir. I get it being stylized and heightened, but it just doesn't work here. Some scenes felt like a bad college reenactment of a much better movie. This could be a great movie. If you can make L.A. Confidential one, then I don't see why not this case.