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|
|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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Impressed enoughBy Tasha333 (7 reviews) , 29 Jun 2011Pretty good film, makes you feel a whole lot of empathy for Carlito, I mean, just how unlucky is this guy? Goes to show that sometimes even when you want to leave, something keeps pulling you back.
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I Ain't Going Back To The StreetBy Richie77777 (274 reviews) from Essex , 14 May 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThe start of the film is the end of the film.
Carlito, (Pacino) has been let out of prison after a five year stretch and wants to go straight, but trouble keeps following him.
'I dont invite this sh&t, it comes after me, - got go somewhere to hide.'
His plan is to make $75,000 from a nightclub and then go away with the love his life Gail, (who is expecting).
He is always trying to see an angle :
'When you can't see the angels no more you're in trouble.'
In fact his orginal plan post prison is to end up renting cars since rental guys don't get killed that much!
There's a touching scene where Carlito climbs onto the top of a rooftop and watches Gail dancing through the next building's window in the rain.
'You pray for one face which didn't change, one face which still knows you and looks at you in the same way.'
Carlito knows the world of the streets and says to a young kid doing a drop :
'You said they were friends, but there aint no friends in this s%$t business.'
That is a theme of the film everyone is continually selling each other out bar Carlito.
There's a memorable quote from the shoot out following the drop :
'You think you're big time you gonna f&^%ing die big time!'
Things are going well for Carlito in the club, he has to, 'Lie low and keep off peoples' minds' Carlito is a cool headed business man like Robert Di Nero in Casino. - Both of them never seem to enjoy themselves!
The pace of the film really picks up once Dave Kleinfelt demands a favour from Carlito.
'Dave is my friend I owe him - right or wrong.'
(Carlito owes him one for getting him out of jail early) and Dave kills off a big crook and his son out in the ocean.
'There's a line you cross that you never come back from. Dave crossed it and Im there with him.'
Dave goes from being a lawyer to be a gangster and no amount of time at school can prepare him for that.
'You don't get reformed, you just run out of wind.'
carlito's wayBy spaniellady (30 reviews) from New Milton , 27 Jan 2011briliant gangster film, pacino is brilliant , lots of action a good old gangster film, keeps you hooked til the end
Carlitos WayBy pinny (4 reviews) from west mids , 03 Jan 2011You always know something is going to happen, but are never sure what. It will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting for it. Excellent performances by Pacino and Penn make this one not to be missed.
Good saturday night viewingBy GOM (20 reviews) from Brockenhurst , 28 Nov 2010Enjoyed the film..good plot and scenes and really did feel like it was made 20 years earlier. Not bad for an oldie!