Brian De Palma’s The Black Dahlia attempts to solve the notorious murder of Elizabeth Short, yet only manages to make the mystery more confusing.

Based on James Ellroy’s novel, the film is narrated by the throaty voice of ex-boxer turned detective “Bucky” Bleichert (Josh Hartnett), who, along with his partner Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart), is assigned to crack the murder case. The situation becomes complicated when Bucky finds himself infatuated with Lee’s enticing fianc