Scent of a Woman - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Scent of a Woman Reviews

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TV Guide
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.
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
May 27, 2011
While fairly predictable and unoriginal, it is nevertheless entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ellen Dendy
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Pacino's intense performance best for older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
September 29, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
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
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Corny and heart-warming, with O'Donnell proving almost a match for the master.
Susan Granger
September 28, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 16, 2004
Brilliant performances, spotty script, poor ending.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
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
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
December 18, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 15, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Fred Topel
August 13, 2003
Great drama. Pacino rules, but O'Donnell holds his own.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 12, 2003
A memorable drama about a young man's initiation into adluthood.
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