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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Entertaining enough, worth a watchBy JamesWebs (1 review) , 07 Apr 2013I'm a lover of films in this genre and found the film entertaining enough with captivating performances from Pacino and Penn. I immediately liked the character of Carilito from the opening courtroom scene but felt that, like the side characters who were often caricatured, he wasn't given enough of a back-story which seems important when the film focuses on the change, or lack of change, he has gone through. Despite it feeling cheesy at times, which isn't helped by the lack of subtlety in the score, the film has some memorable dialogue and a genuinely tense final scene. I enjoyed the film and would recommend it.
One of Al Pacino's best.By Seaghost (3 reviews) , 30 Jan 2013Al Pacino + gangster movie = interest piqued Al Pacino + gangster movie + great supporting cast = definitely be worth a watch Brian De Palma directing (Al Pacino + gangster movie + great supporting cast) = an outstanding film which should be far better known!
Slow start - great overallBy Walloftalent (1 review) , 04 Dec 2012Hi I loved this movie, but you have to persist with it. Its slow to start, and seems somewhat dated. However, the overall story line is great! (if you bare with it). If you liked Scarface you will probably grow to like this - worth watching Al Pachino fans!
great watchBy Han1 (2 reviews) from Solihull , 03 Nov 2012Excellent, slightly slow in the middle but a great watch never the less, if u like casino and scarface. U will love Carlito way.
Carlito's WayBy a customer , 23 Jun 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideDespite having seen this before still found it great to watch. The story line and the characters portrayed are very real indeed and the quality of the acting ,across the board ,are of the highest order. The film is quite superb, and I would gladly see this again.
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