This movie caught me off guard a little. I previously have only seen Pacino in The Godfather (numero uno), so this role was sort of shocking to me...in a good way. In the first scenes that Pacino appeared in, I almost didn't like his acting...it seemed weird and forced, like I could tell he was just saying lines. Man was I wrong. The more I watched the movie, the more I saw how committed he was to this role. It wasn't just the way he delivered his lines, it was his whole PERFORMANCE. I started to believe he was Colonel. Overall this film was great, I even appreciated O'Donnell's performance. Pacino's Oscar was well-deserved.