Scent of a Woman

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It might soar on Al Pacino's performance more than the drama itself, but what a performance it is -- big, bold, occasionally over-the-top, and finally giving the Academy pause to award the star his first Oscar.

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Frank is a retired Lt. Col. in the US army. He's blind and impossible to get along with. Charlie is at school and is looking forward to going to college. To help pay for a trip home for Christmas, he agrees to look after Frank over Thanksgiving. Frank's niece says this will be easy money, but she didn't reckon on Frank spending his Thanksgiving in New York.

Cast & Crew

Al Pacino
Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade
Chris O'Donnell
Charlie Simms
Philip Seymour Hoffman
George Willis, Jr.
Ron Eldard
Officer Gore
Frances Conroy
Christine Downes
Sally Murphy
Karen Rossi
Ronald L. Schwary
Executive Producer
Bo Goldman
Screenwriter
Thomas Newman
Original Music
Donald E. Thorin
Cinematographer
Harvey Rosenstock
Film Editor
William Steinkamp
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Critic Reviews for Scent of a Woman

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Audience Reviews for Scent of a Woman

  • Jan 03, 2017
    This was a random find on Netflix. Very enjoyable, with a superb performance from Dustin Hoffman. No wonder this won him an Oscar, very well deserved.
    Ian W Super Reviewer
  • Jun 08, 2014
    Al Pacino is magic in this film. You can't take his eyes of him. Added to this, the film is moving and carries an important message. It is a satisfying, uplifting, triumphant film that must be watched!
    Matthew Samuel M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 12, 2014
    Pacino is good but not great in this tale of a blind man in his allegedly final weekend. Sentimental to perhaps a fault, it is nonetheless good to see Al win an Oscar finally.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 29, 2013
    Scent Of A Woman is one of them films that really blows you away if you're not expecting it. Like The Place Beyond The Pines, I got so much more than I was expecting. Al Pacino has never had a better role since Godfather 1 & 2. He just BLOWS YOU AWAY, he is on top form. It's funny this is Chris O'Donnells best performance to date and yet it was one of his first! The running time is 150mins which scared me but I was gripped the whole time. I had to stop half an hour in due to the time but I just wanted to carry on so much. The story is amazing and even carries a moral message. It follows a young college student who goes to earn money by looking after a knowledgable blind war veteran while dealing with a big problem at school. It's captivating from start to finish. As I said early, and I cannot stress this enough, Al Pacino has hardly ever been better, he is breathtaking in every scene he is in. The whole mentor, student relationship is interesting throughout & Chris wasn't even a hinderance. There are so many amazing scenes in this movie. It is a classic for sure. It is the only film Al Pacino has ever won an oscar for, and you definitely see why. He is one of the greatest American actors who has ever lived. Overall, Al Pacino brings out an AMAZING performance, the supporting cast are excellent, the story and it's progression are amazing, a great score and a definite classic.
    Luke C Super Reviewer

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