|Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis:
Belated sequel to CHINATOWN set in 1948 L. A. , with oil having replaced water as the natural resource of choice. Jake Gittes investigates complex case of adultery and shady real estate dealings by Keitel (excellent, as the other Jake) and cheating wife Tilly. Ponderous and convoluted beyond belief (though never boring), film will make no sense to anyone who's never seen CHINATOWN; the old indecipherable plot routine that worked for THE BIG SLEEP (1946) doesn't cut it here. Faye Dunaway makes a brief (and welcome) contribution; Tom Waits appears unbilled as a policeman. Super 35.