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Donnie Brasco. Based on a True Story.
An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
Once upon a time Johnny Depp wasn't crazy and Al Pacino was still relevant. This was a crime drama in its purest form without ridiculous set pieces that we see today. Now this one was about tension I loved it.
Depp is at his best here and I can't believe I'm only watching this now. The chemistry between him and Pacino seems genuine and natural. Its always great to see Michael Madsen in the mix as his calm and intimidating self. I liked the direction even if it wasn't very memorable, but it wasn't distracting either.
Depp plays an undercover cop and we're introduced into his world where all the pressure is on him. He has to think fast to…
Based on a true story of an undercover FBI agent tasked with taking down a mob family from the inside. The subject matter and themes to be found in 'Donnie Brasco' are clearly not particularly original. It is also probably fair to say that this type of story has been delivered more effectively by more accomplished directors. Mike Newell's direction here is slick and polished but I never quite felt like he made his stamp on the film like say a Scorsese or Ford Coppola might have. Some great acting and a solid script however carried the film home with ease and made 'Donnie Brasco' a highly entertaining crime drama.
One major positive here is that we get to see…
This movie was recommended to me by the rapper "Nas."
The mafia was made for movies. I think I've loved every mafia movie I've ever seen. However, this wasn't your typical mafia movie. It didn't have the glamour of "Goodfellas" & it didn't feel as formal as "The Godfather." But it forged its own path & that's what made it extra special for me.
"Donnie Brasco" tells the real life story of an FBI agent under the assumed name of Donnie Brasco & his time spent in the New York mafia.
"Donnie Brasco" as my friend astutely pointed out, is like the blue-collar mafia movie. Instead of spending time showing the fashion & party life of the mafia, it shows the business side. It…
"Forget about it" is, like, if you agree with someone, you know, like "Raquel Welch is one great piece of ass. Forget about it!" But then, if you disagree, like "A Lincoln is better than a Cadillac? Forget about it!" You know? But then, it's also like if something's the greatest thing in the world, like, "Minghia! Those peppers! Forget about it!" But it's also like saying "Go to hell!" too. Like, you know, like "Hey Paulie, you got a one-inch pecker?" and Paulie says "Forget about it!" Sometimes it just means "Forget about it."
An excellent mob movie but just a notch below the greats of the genre. Donnie Brasco is one of the films I grew up loving…
Donnie Brasco is a highly underrated gem from the late 90s. It completely surprised me just how compelling this was on first viewing and having seen it twice now I can safely say that this is one of the best gangster flicks out there. It may not be Goodfellas or The Godfather, both of which have set the bar way too high for the genre, but Donnie Brasco stands completely on its own and is a respectably well-made, if a little too conventional, entry.
The movie is mostly driven by the very strong cast and as such features great performances all around. People are quick to call Al Pacino the man of the movie, but although he is brilliant I…
A great character piece with performances from Depp and Pacino that are unsurprisingly amazing. After seeing this movie so many times it's easy to forget how well it builds suspense. My next point may seem trivial, but I cannot stress how much I love every scene with the lion. I also have a soft spot for the montage to the Pointer Sisters' song 'Happiness'.
"Don't get on your fucking high horse, Donnie!"
With the release of Mortdecai, I felt compelled to revisit a classic Johnny Depp performance in one of his very best films. Sharing the screen with Al Pacino, who is also at the top of his form, Depp manages to deliver a keenly felt and realistic performance of a man (an undercover FBI agent infiltrating the New York mob), torn between conflicting loyalties. For two actors who have become synonymous with over-the-top and for Depp outlandish performances, this film provides a welcome reminder of just how good they each can be when given a good role in a good film.
It takes a long while for Donnie Brasco to heat up, and with a much more low-key style than a lot of the big gangster films, it took me until maybe about two-thirds of the way through before I realised that I was completely gripped.
It's weirdly disarming seeing Johnny Depp play an actual Human Being after years of caricatures, but Pacino is still the star here - his aging hitman, Lefty, is so perfectly sad and unsure of his place in the world, it's genuinely moving. Michael Madsen is also pretty great (and excellently menacing) as Sonny Black, who unlike Lefty is finding it easy to move up the ranks.
Azt mondják alapmű, nekem eddig kimaradt. Jó volt, főleg a kor és a hangulat miatt tetszett.
I'm not sure if it's the script or Mike Newell's direction but the first half of Donnie Brasco feels like the most workmanlike version of this story. The stakes of Donnie's undercover involvement in the mafia are grossly underplayed and really we are never let in to understanding his world and his internal drivers.
Both Johnny Depp and Al Pacino are solid but the production values are lacking, the film has become dated, the cinematography is incredibly flat and Patrick Doyle's score feels tonally wrong for the film.
It's not a bad film but I hoped for more from this intriguing true story.
"Forget about it, forget about it."
A captivating account of a famous undercover FBI agent, assigned to uncover the crimes of the Italian mafia in the late seventies/early eighties. Donnie Brasco is a biopic that doesn't fail to disappoint, and if you like gritty gangster flicks then this a must-see movie. I find it incredible that Pistone, A.K.A. Donnie Brasco, managed to stay undercover for so many years without ever exposing himself. I am now going to purchase a copy of Pistone's book he wrote on the Brasco assignment as the film has really sparked my intrigue!
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