The Two Jakes
The Two Jakes (1990)

The Two Jakes is the much-delayed and rather convoluted sequel to the 1975 classic Chinatown. Released in 1990 after an abortive stab at shooting that began in the mid-'80s, the film was the subject of a creative feud between its… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 23, 1999
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

The Two Jakes allows Nicholson to reprise one of his most memorable characters as a way of seeing whether he's still got it.

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

feels a lot like a retread of Chinatown, only without the style and panache that Polanski brought to the table

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Points out that we may think we're done with the past but it almost never is done with us.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Disappointing follow-up to Chinatown

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Of course it's no "Chinatown," but it is satisfyingly moody and atmospheric.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
For an unnecessary sequel, The Two Jakes is pretty amazing. It really kept the style of the first film and really built on the characters in the first. You… More
Dann Michalski
The long awaited sequel to Chinatown continues the story of Jake Gittes as he investigates the seedy underbelly of L.A. in The Two Jakes. This time Jake is… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Jack Nicholson revives the Jake Gittes myth in this minor but decent follow up to the legendary Chinatown. it keeps the twists and intricate schemes of the… More
Jeffrey Meyers
The Two Jakes suffers from what most sequels to highly successful and acclaimed films do, in that it relies too heavily on its predecessor, the revered… More
Michael Gildea
An incredibly disappointing sequel to Chinatown.
Mike T.
I tried my best to keep Chinatown out of mind while watching this film, but it doesn't even hold up on its own, let alone as a sequel to one of the… More

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