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"As Lefty, his weathered, reptilian face lights up the screen with the dismal glow of sodden failure; hes the Willy Loman of mobsters."
But theres a fresh fascination and poetry to Donnie Brascos exquisitely detailed, you are there portrait of how the Mob actually works.
But the movie has many human qualities and contains what will be remembered as one of Pacinos finest scenes.
Though he never gives the film a profundity, as the director prefers not to penetrate the inner depths to find out what motivates one to be an underco ..
With a screenplay by Paul Attanasio (Quiz Show) this gritty film is one of the best gangster dramas in years.
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I dont know if I can emphasize enough how much I enjoyed the fine performances of Depp and Pacino.
Depps superb performance manages to suggest a man who is simultaneously coming apart and gaining wisdom.
At 34, Depp has finally scored a film that doesnt ask him to play down his intelligence.
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The film has all the right little touches to be believable, such as Leftys fascinating lesson to his protege about how to dress, act, and speak to be ..
Linklater keeps things moving and varied, taking the action, briefly, away from the corner, giving the ensemble something to do besides just hang out. ..
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Fortunately for all involved, the performances are terrific, especially Pacino.
Donnie Brasco would make a worthy closing chapter on the 1970 nostalgia mob flick.Surely the genre has now been exhausted.
Pacinos performance is great and the story seems to have an interesting take on human nature, but the bland, mechanical direction make it not quite wo ..
Depps tight, guarded performance is almost painful to watch, and Newell seems to have reined in the flamboyant Pacino, whose portrait of the mobster a ..
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Definitely worth a repeat viewing.A brilliant concept, brilliantly executed (pun intended).
Powerful Mafia genre film with impressive star leads and emotional punch.
His direction is assured, his visual style is interesting and the cast is wonderfully conducted.
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Ultimately, though, it seems that Newells sure hand is to blame for the solidness of the film.Rarely does the film overstate itself.
The humor and tragedy that Pacino and Depp put on the screen will stay with you.Yes, Donnie Brasco is that good.
Weve rarely seen movies with such an unpretentious vision of mobster life, in its violence, its stupidity, its utter grubbiness.
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