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Carlito's Way 1993

A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C...

Release Date:
November 12, 1993
144 min
Brian De Palma
John Hoyt, Al Pacino, John Michael Bolger, ...
Drama, Thriller, Crime ...
English, Spanish

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Solar rating: 8.6


Imdb rating: 7.9

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First class film.
A satisfying film that lives and dies off Al Pacino's performance. And overral he did a pretty good job. No where near the level of Scarface's intensity it still holds its own in the story department.
Well i saw carlitos way tonight, older movie with Al Pacino, and Sean Penn. I would probably only give it a 6/10. A decent mobster movie where Pacino gets out of jail and tries to live a clean life, but his ties to an old friend bring his old problems back again. The story was decent, but not very engaging. The acting by Pacino and Penn was good, but not amazing like some of their other performances. A decent watch overall, but not as good as a Donny Brasco, or Heat.

Otherwise, nothin happened today. Went to class, played racket ball did a little reading. Thought that i should start writing more poetry so i can publish a book in 20 years when i have a massive collection. Oh well, let me know if anything has happened to you guys, my devoted readers.
Carlito's Way is another favorite film of mine, not only for Pacino's performance but for its somewhat revisionist view of the gangster life style. Pacino is Carlito Brigante, former heroin kingpin and assassin, now a free man thanks to the manipulations of his lawyer, Sean Penn. Vowing to go straight, Carlito attempts to keep his nose clean while numerous former partners and a newer breed of bloodthirsty hoods come out of the wood work, threatening to dislodge him from his newfound morality. Sean Penn is heartbreaking as Pacino's lawyer, a cocaine addicted mess of a man who has overstepped the bounds between citizen and criminal. John Leguiazamo plays the young and deadly Benny Blanco, an up and coming heroin dealing hood whose eyes are set on Carlito's former underworld status. In the end the movie is about a life of regrets and close calls, all which sooner or later catch up with Carlito and those around him. Made by the same team who created Scarface, Carlito's Way is a great addition to the gangster genre with its graphic and painfully realistic depiction of a man trying in vain to escape his violent past.
Gangster movie with Pacino. That says all.
Awesome gangster movie, and a good new spin on the story (instead of someone trying to get into the business, it's someone trying to get out).
Very enjoyable, great soundtrack, and great performances from Pacino and Penn.
Obviously a lot of things in this movie influenced the game GTA: Vice City.
Artist: Alicia Keys
Song: If I Ain't Got You
Album: Diary Of Alicia Keys

I always thought this song was a remake, but she said in an interview she wrote the song herself. If I haven't done it before, I pronounce Alicia Keys to be my wife.

I've been bored on my Spring Break. During the day I do my schoolwork (I have a paper to do) and nighttime I hang out with friends who also got nothing to do during the day. We got drunk Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights and we took a break last night to watch some movies, Malibu's Most Wanted and Cotton Mary (only God knows why my friend rented that movie).

I've been going to the gym more, trying to get some abs here. But today worked out for 3 hours on my legs. I f only I had a wheelchair......
Funny, I had to give them all the same rating. They were all really good, but none of these quite deserved a 10/10 rating.

Scarface lost the point because it was too 80s. Carlito's Way lost the point because it was too predictable (as soon as I saw that Benny kid for the first time, I knew what was going to happen in the end) and Untouchables was just not quite that good.

That's it for now. I'm not much of a reviewer, plus I just don't have the time.
Tremors effortlessly succeeds where countless B-monster films have failed. It succeeds because it puts comdey before simply doesn't take itself seriously. And this approach is perfectly logical considering the plot. Blind-mutated-monster-slugs which strike from down-under? Furthermore, the comdey isn't a series of fumbled gags but comes from carefully laid setups and their logical (yet extreme and of course hilarious) outcomes.

Aguirre, the Wrath of God
In my opinion if you don't 'catch the mood' of this film you will probably find it desperately boring. The plot is extremely simplistic and there is little to no dialgoue, not to mention all the Spanish conquistadors who speak German. Yet, this film is entracing. Somewhere between the astounding visuals and the haunting music the whole wierdness of the film just took hold of me and didn't let go. The only other film I can think of that shares this strange quality is 2001.

A Fish Called Wanda
There is nothing much to say...this comdey has it all.

Carlito's Way
Its a basic plot: a tired gangster tries to escape his violent past yet (in the words of Don Corleone): "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." However, the tired cliches are sweented by some great acting and plenty of style. Pacino and de Palama generate some genuine sympathy for the struggling Carlito (despite the fact that he is, or was, a despicable gangster).
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