Saturday, 13 March 2010

(500) Films of Empire - Day 177

278 - Carlito's Way - 3 stars
DePalma and Pacino return to the gangster world of Scarface but this time Pacino is the rehabilitated Carlito Brigante, an ex-con determined to stay straight despite the best efforts of old friends and colleagues.
The other main influence on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Carlito's Way is slightly overlong at 2.25 hours but has two major plus points:
A good Pacino performance being more restrained than normal i.e. more whispering than shouting!
A climactic fantastic tension-filled subway train sequence and shootout at Grand Central station.

Days remaining - 188 Films remaining - 241

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