Scent of a Woman Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Scent of a Woman the Movie

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Pacino is a powerhouse (verging on caricature) in a story that, with anyone else in the lead, would be your run-of-the-mill, overly sentimental coming of age/redemption flick. Blind, bitter, and semi-alcoholic Pacino is a retired army colonel under the care of his married niece. He's home alone over Thanksgiving, under the watchful eye of local prep school student Charlie (O'Donnell). Pacino's abrasive (though wonderfully intuitive and romantic) colonel makes an impact on viewers that lingers like a woman's scent long after the last tango. O'Donnell is competently understated in key supporting role, while the tango lesson between Pacino and Anwar dances to the tune of "classic." Boxoffice winner is a remake of 1975 Italian film "Profumo di Donna."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 157 minutes.

Cast and Crew

New York, New York, Blindness, Prep School, Coming of Age, On the Rocks, Dance Fever, Physical Problems, Suicide, Campus Capers, Family Ties, Veterans, Stolen from Europe
Bo Goldman
Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Venture, Bradley Whitford, Rochelle Oliver, Margaret Eginton, Tom Riis Farrell, Frances Conroy, Ron Eldard
Donald E. Thorin
Martin Brest
Thomas Newman
Mark Huffam


Oscars 1992: Actor (Pacino); Golden Globes 1993: Actor--Drama (Pacino), Film--Drama, Screenplay.

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