The idea of a stylish film noir set in an American high school can seem pretty strange at first glance. Ok, even at second glance. Rian Johnson sure didn’t pick an easy choice for his first movie, but you know what? It works. And it is different. And at the end of the day, it is a bloody good movie.

Release Date
January 2005
1 h 50 min
Drama, Mystery
Rian Johnson
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emilie de Ravin, Nora Zehetner, Lukas Haas, Richard Roundtree, Meagan Good, Noah Fleiss, Brian J. White, Noah Segan, Matt O'Leary
A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

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