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Scent of a Woman Reviews

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May 27, 2011
Thanks to a landmark performance by Al Pacino, Scent of a Woman is an agreeably watchable film. If they'd made it half an hour shorter and re-written the ending, it could have been a great one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 27, 2011
Pacino manages to shift smoothly from comedy to pathos, making the antipathetic character seem fascinating.
May 27, 2011
While fairly predictable and unoriginal, it is nevertheless entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 27, 2011
An irascible bully who proves to have a heart of gold, Pacino's character seems manufactured by a computer programmed with box-office grosses.
January 1, 2011
Pacino's intense performance best for older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 21, 2008
Scent of a Woman indulgently stretches a modest conceit well past the breaking point.
November 29, 2006
The guiding principle of Al Pacino's flamboyant performance (for which he finally received the Oscar) is that of revelation: Every scene discloses another facet of his mysterious, multi-shaded character.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 9, 2006
Corny and heart-warming, with O'Donnell proving almost a match for the master.
March 5, 2005
A great character-driven movie starring two well-rounded characters, a fun performance by Pacino, deft directing, a complementary score and plenty of human interest all the way around.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 15, 2005
Al Pacino got his ribbing for 'hoo-ahhh!'ing his way through Scent of a Woman, but underneath the scenery chewing, there's a sweet and watchable film to be seen.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 16, 2004
Brilliant performances, spotty script, poor ending.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2004
Volcanic Pacino performance, but the drama drags
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2004
Goldman's screenplay never becomes a complete disaster, thanks to the vastly interesting and original character of Frank.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 13, 2003
Great drama. Pacino rules, but O'Donnell holds his own.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 12, 2003
A memorable drama about a young man's initiation into adluthood.
May 20, 2003
The good thing is that the principals and film makers make the absolute most of a conventional opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 23, 2003
This is one of the best films of last year.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 6, 2003
A masterful performance by Pacino.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 25, 2002
Shameless Oscar-Bid movie.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
As portrayed by Pacino, there's far more to this man that a rancorous outlook on life and a couple of hearty "hoo-ha"s.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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