Donnie Brasco - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Donnie Brasco Reviews

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March 5, 2002
One of the most moving and insightful gangster films ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 26, 2002
Depp is convincing as the role-playing agent who loses track of his real identity.
May 11, 2001
Pacino and Depp are a match made in acting heaven, riffing off each other with astonishing subtlety and wit.
February 27, 2001
Powerful, driving, incisive and fascinating, Donnie Brasco paints a convincing portrait of a man's life undercover.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 14, 2001
Though the outline of what the film has tried to do is visible, so little feels at stake emotionally that anyone intending to care about these characters would be well advised, for want of a better phrase, to simply fhuggedaboudit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2001
I don't know if I can emphasize enough how much I enjoyed the fine performances of Depp and Pacino.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 1, 2000
An affirmation that the director, Mike Newell, has a gift for talkative, intelligent films that make his actors shine.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Takes us into a world that the movies frequently open to us, but somehow this trip seems more real and less glamorized than most.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A consistently absorbing and intelligent adult entertainment.
January 1, 2000
The movie has many human qualities and contains what will be remembered as one of Pacino's finest scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
For all its treacheries, twists and turns, nothing really comes as a surprise.
January 1, 2000
[Pacino's] turn as a low-level mobster is his most relaxed and charming work in years.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
It's a good story and an interesting take on trust and friendship, but Donnie Brasco only works for the first hour.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Tarnishes the shiny veneer of the mob we've seen in earlier movies, holding up its players not as criminal heroes but as cogs in a criminal machine, more worthy of compassion than cheers.
January 1, 2000
One fine little character study about crime, friendship and loyalty in gangland New York City.
Read More | Original Score: 76/100
January 1, 2000
Pacino's outstanding work elevates this to the crime movie pantheon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
May be the best mob movie in years that was made by somebody whose name is not Scorsese or Coppola.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
Two powerful performances and a glimpse at the inner workings of the lower levels of the mob make this a must see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
[A] powerful Mafia genre film with impressive star leads and emotional punch.
January 1, 2000
Pacino's performance is great and the story seems to have an interesting take on human nature, but the bland, mechanical direction make it not quite worthy of a full recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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