Carlito's Way details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, Viggo Mortensen, Adrian Pasdar, James Rebhorn, Luis Guzman, John Leguizamo, Joseph Siravo, Jorge Porcel, Richard Foronjy, Ingrid Rogers, Frank Minucci, Jorge Porce|
|Director:||Brian De Palma|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller|
|Collections:||LUTA Presents... Latin American Movies, Our Favourites, Top Must See Movies|
|Run time:||2 hours 18 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Jul 2000|
|Subtitles:||Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish|
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A bit "samey" but has to be seen by fans of gangster moviesBy roncoach (370 reviews) from suffolk , 04 Sep 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]There are so many films of this genre and the era in which it was made that sometimes they all start blurring into one------
for me anyway ! Problem is.....they are all pretty good, whether it's de Niro, Pacino, Liotta, Penn, Pesci, etc.
But , as this one is part of the 'blur' ( and not in the category of The Godfather trilogy or Once Upon a Time in America or Goodfelllas ), then it just warrants 3 or 3.5 *s IMHO.
If you are a devotee of the genre at that time in its history, you'll like this film. Personally, de Niro and Pacino made such a 'glut' of them that quite often I find myself going back to watch movies of the same genre when they were called Film Noir in the 1940s.
But I digress. This movie is good and should not be missed by any fan of the gangster film genre.
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One of the better gangster movies of the 1990'sBy ArrogantDuck (69 reviews) , 09 Aug 2013The Untouchables saw Brian DePalma's best work as a director. Since then, his movies have been very hit and miss. Carlito's Way is one of his much better movies and sees Al Pacino deliver a fantastic performance as the title character, a Puerto Rican ex-con trying to play it straight. It's a shame he's upstaged by Sean Penn as a crooked lawyer and Penelope Ann Miller as his love interest. On the downside, the movie was a tad too long but the final hour is all quite mesmerising and it's a real shame DePalma ends the movie with a climactic scene set in a railway station, akin to the final scene in The Untouchables. Nevertheless, one of the better gangster movies of the 1990's.
strong, very powerful & so so entertainingBy haylesbaylespigstales (177 reviews) from Fleetwood , 08 Aug 2013so so good, really enjoyed this film & felt sorry for him in the end as he was just trying to leave it all behind him.
fantastic cast, pacino is just magical in roles like this!!
Tour de forceBy Quercusmaximus (1 review) , 01 Jun 2013Excellent gritty story line, grippingly executed. Holds one's interest all the way through, even though the climax is a forgone conclusion. Puts more recent fast-paced action/drama/crime type movies to shame due to the fact that there's no easy, cop out, stupidly-fast cut, physics-defying, CGI-type cop-out sequences to give the impression of action that leaves you wondering what actually happened there, Superb acting. Must watch. Recommended; though some people might find it violent in places.
Poor AudioBy a customer , 21 May 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideEnjoyable film spoiled by poor audio. The volume control needed to be altered frequently to compensate for the loud music scenes and the very quiet scenes when couples were talking. I am surprised the producer allowed it to be released in this condition.
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Double crossing rat!!!!By Ratsone (3 reviews) , 07 May 2013I loved this film but anything with Al Pacino always intrigues, the guy is a genius and sexy too. held my interest all through the movie. just loved the action.