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Year
1993
Runtime
144 min.
Director
Brian De Palma
Genres
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
141,415
Checks
10,950
Favs
838
Dislikes
48
Favs/checks
7.7% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
17:1
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  1. ChrisReynolds's avatar

    ChrisReynolds

    A good crime thriller with strong performances from Pacino and Penn. De Palma does seem more interested in long takes and shot composition than in the rest of the film, but this does lead to some undeniably impressive cinematography.

    I was less impressed by the dialogue and the voiceover, which seemed rather clumsy at times. It definitely feels like it's trying to be another Scarface, but the morality-play aspects are pushed a bit too much.

    Great chase at the climax, even though the trains are all still running normally despite a bloodbath shootout in the middle of the station.
    5 years 5 months ago
  2. Groovy09's avatar

    Groovy09

    One of De Palma's absolute best. Loved the directing and the performances, especially from Pacino and Sean Penn who delivers some of their best in their entire careers. 3 years 9 months ago
  3. danisanna's avatar

    danisanna

    I'm not a big maffia movie girl, but I did enjoy this one! 6 years 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #85 in 101 Gangster Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  2. This movie ranks #141 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films: 1001-2000
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  4. This movie ranks #278 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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