Carlito's Way Movie Review 1993

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Puerto Rican crime czar Carlito Brigante (Pacino) has just gotten out of jail and wants to go straight. But his drug underworld cohorts don't believe he can do it. Penn (barely recognizable) is great as a sleazy coked-out lawyer who's way out of his league. Remarkably subdued violence given DePalma's previous rep--it's effective without being gratuitous, especially the final shootout set in Grand Central Station. Pacino's performance is equally subdued, with controlled tension and lots of eye contact rather than grandiose emotions. Based on the novels "Carlito's Way" and "After Hours" by Edwin Torres. Pacino and DePalma previously teamed up for "Scarface."


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 145 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Urban Drama, Ex-Cons, Law & Lawyers, Subways, New York, New York
David Koepp
Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, Luis Guzman, John Leguizamo, Ingrid Rogers, James Rebhorn, Viggo Mortensen, Jorge Porcel, Joseph Siravo, Adrian Pasdar, Jon Seda, Vincent Pastore
Stephen Burum
Brian DePalma
Patrick Doyle
Martin Bregman, Michael S. Bregman, Willi Baer, Louis Stroller, Ortwin Freyermuth, Epic Productions, Universal Pictures

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