Barrio Chino 2

1990 Crime Drama

Director: Jack Nicholson

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Harvey Keitel, Meg Tilly, Madeleine Stowe


  • performance is key in keeping Chinatown from becoming just a genre crime picture--that, and a Robert Towne screenplay that evokes an older Los Angeles, a small city in a large desert.

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    12 May 2013

  • But it's Polanski who pries the genre open until it goes metaphysical.

    Ty Burr - Entertainment Weekly

    12 May 2013

  • But the greatness of Chinatown, unappreciated by my adolescent self, lies not in its cynical view of the California dream (that's too easy) but in its fatalistic, even tragic conception of America and indeed of human nature.

    Andrew O'Hehir -

    12 May 2013

  • An outstanding picture.

    - Variety

    12 May 2013

  • A wonderfully brooding, suspenseful revisitation of the land of film noir, Chinatown is not only one of the greatest detective films, but one of the most perfectly constructed of all films.

    - TV Guide

    12 May 2013


  • Best Writing, Original Screenplay

    Academy Awards (1975)

  • Best Actor

    BAFTA Awards (1975)

  • Best Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film)

    Bodil Awards (1975)

  • Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

    Directors Guild of America (1975)

  • Best Motion Picture

    Edgar Allan Poe Awards (1975)