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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.
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!"
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…
Excellent Gangster film! Depp and Pacino give great performances, Based on a true story which always makes these stories way better for me. Depp as the undercover fbi agent Joe Pistone, enters the mafia and gets a little to comfortable in that lifestyle. Overall one of the best Gangster films ever made!
Mixed feelings on this one. 70's Pacino is one of my favourite actors, and to his credit, he is pretty good in this. Maybe not quite at the same level of performance as when he's at his absolute best, but undeniably he has a touch of class and ability that is lacking in most other "Hollywood" actors.
Johnny Depp, who plays an FBI agent who goes undercover and joins the mob, is also brilliant here. One of his more understated performances, but one he brings his enormous charisma to. The main focus of the film is to show the complex relationship between mole Depp (as the titular Donnie Brasco) and mob guy Lefty (Pacino). It explores in intricate detail just…
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Pacino is GOLDEN in this.
Donnie Brasco boasts strong performances from its lead duo Johnny Depp and Al Pacino. The story is your basic run-of-the-mill undercover cop tale about getting too deep into an infiltrated world, causing one to slowly forget they're undercover, which has been done before. Though Johnny Depp delivers a great performance, the movie sadly didn't give me any reason to care for his character. Overall, Donnie Brasco is a gritty gangster flick with strong, convincing performances, smooth pacing and good characters, but an unoriginal story, an unrelatable main character and seemingly no climax.
Good mafia film set in the seventies. Depp plays Joe Pistone, an FBI agent going undercover as Donnie Brasco. As Brasco he makes contact with Lefty (Pacino) to get inside the hiarchy of the New York mafia. The good cast (especially the two leads) make this an interesting film. And the fact that Pistone got his family issues in his normal life gives an compelling side story. The line between undercover agent and gangster gets a lot more blurry as the film nears it's end.
Sentimental gangster film is uneven,melodramatic but aided by strong performances by Depp and Pacino.
A poor, lifeless mixture of every 70's/80's era gangster movie.
Very good movie great performances.
Two fine performances, however I found the last 20 minutes to drag the film down. Forget about it.
A true story of the first FBI undercover and legend Donnie Brasco.
We have Johnny Deep playing many characters with weird make up and with wonderful comic timing but he has done some great roles in his great career. He has played a responsible brother in Who's eating Gilbert Grape, John DIllinger in Public Enemies, An Drug carrier in Blow were he has defined the characters he has played. Here he plays Donnie Brasco who is an undercover agent working his way for the Mafia. Johnny has defined his character really well and played it in his unique way. He was cool, angry, disturbed, emotional and a man looking out for his friend.
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