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Carlito's Way (1993)

Director:
Brian De Palma
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Crime/Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Carlito's Way
RUNNING TIME
144 minutes
Producer:
Martin Bregman
Willi Baer
Michael S. Bregman
Screenwriter:
David Koepp


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Carlito Brigante Al Pacino
David Kleinfeld Sean Penn
Gail Penelope Ann Miller
Benny Blanco John Leguizamo ˝
Pachanga Luis Guzmán
Saso Jorge Porcel
Steffie Ingrid Rogers
Delale Sirnak Ara Gelici
DA Bill Norwalk James Rebhorn
Lalin Viggo Mortensen ˝
Guajiro John Augustin Ortiz

 

Review

1970s style gangster movie with solid acting, familiar conflicts and never quite enough depth to warrant anything else than a somewhat detached, observatory viewing. Brian de Palma directs with technical sleight of hand, and Al Pacino and Sean Penn give engaging performances in a traditional/untraditional part, respectively. It's just that the film never really catches fire – that is, until Viggo Mortensen appears in a fantastic three minute scene.

Copyright © 29.03.2016 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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