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Pacino looks every inch a movie star, and De Palma provides a timely reminder of just how impoverished the Hollywood lexicon has become since the glory days of the '70s.
"Carlito's Way" is best watched as lively, colorful posturing and as a fine demonstration of this director's bravura visual style.
| Original Score: 3/5
| Original Score: 1/4
"Carlito's Way," like "Scarface," is first and last a character study, a portrait of a man who wants to be better than he is.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
About halfway through, the overwhelming fact that the movie is a complete nothing becomes too much to ignore.
Pacino has his moments but for the most part he's surprisingly underwhelming. He's a great actor but even I can do a better Puerto Rican accent.
| Original Score: 2/4
A competent and solidly unsurprising urban-underworld thriller: De Palma's imitation of a middle-drawer Sidney Lumet movie.
| Original Score: B