Carlito's Way reunites De Palma and Pacino for a more wistful take on the crime epic, delivering a stylish thriller with a beating heart beneath its pyrotechnic performances and set pieces. Rate this movie. Oof, that was Rotten. Meh, it passed the time. So Fresh: Absolute Must See!
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Michael Sragow. Pacino looks every inch a movie star, and De Palma provides a timely reminder of just how impoverished the Hollywood lexicon has become since the glory days of the '70s.
Janet Maslin. Peter Travers. James Berardinelli. Pacino has his moments but for the most part he's surprisingly underwhelming. He's a great actor but even I can do a better Puerto Rican accent. Desson Thomson. The film's somber mood is balanced only by its larger-than-life performances, retro '70s threads, thrilling sequences, and plenty of sweaty disco tunes outside of Patrick Doyle's stellar score.
Jeremy Wheeler. Carlito's Way, Brian De Palma's return to the dangerous, violent world of Latino crime, marks yet another advance in the remarkable second act of Al Pacino's career. Malcolm Johnson. You expect a fine performance from Pacino, and, with hopeless, hollowed-out eyes, he gives it.
You expect the worst from Sean Penn. But, here, he's a hit. Quentin Curtis. It's not nihilistic, fetishistic or misogynistic. It's humanistic. Nick Rogers. Perhaps the last great DePalma film, using his trademarks well but not overusing them. Kevin Carr. Beautifully shot and extremely well acted, Carlito's Way is not only a great crime movie but is also a tragic story of redemption, as one man tries to escape the ghost's of his past and start again.
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How did you buy your ticket? View All Videos View All Photos 5. Movie Info. Carlito's Way is a tale of a former hood trying to escape his former life. Al Pacino is Carlito Brigante, a high-level Puerto Rican drug dealer sprung from a three-decade jail sentence after only five years, thanks to a technicality and his sleazy, cocaine-addled lawyer, Dave Kleinfeld Sean Penn.
Carlito renounces his previous ways and takes a job as the manager of a club that Kleinfeld has invested in, planning to save enough money so that he can eventually move to the Caribbean. But no sooner is Carlito back on the streets of New York than his old life claws at him in the form of both old partners Luis Guzman and vicious up-and-comers John Leguizamo.
Nevertheless, Carlito stays clean and even restarts his relationship with a dancer named Gail Penelope Ann Miller , until he is finally led astray by Kleinfeld, who manipulates Carlito into participating in the murder of a Mafia don from whom Kleinfeld has stolen a million dollars. At that point, the race is on to see whether Carlito and Gail can escape his world for good. Brian DePalma. David Koepp. May 26,