• Jeremy Koh

    ★★★★ Watched by Jeremy Koh 02 May, 2015



  • Ramses Flores

    ★★★★ Watched by Ramses Flores 26 Apr, 2015

    A solid crime drama that is elevated by Depp's chemistry with Pacino and the film's decision to make Pacino's gangster into a sleazy loser that inspires a lot of sympathy. You actually feel bad for the guy as you spend the film wishing he somehow makes it out ok even though you know he won't. Very solid and entertaining stuff, but I can't help but think that maybe I'm appreciating this more now because it features Depp being "normal" and Pacino giving a nuanced performance. It's refreshing to see and a nice reminder of their talents.


  • Joshua Brown

    ★★★½ Watched by Joshua Brown 25 Apr, 2015

    It brilliantly subverts the gangster genre by making Al Pacino's archetypal gangster character into a loser. So the kinship that Johnny Depp's Donnie Brasco has for Pacino's Lefty is based more on pity than respect. Lefty is more Fredo than Michael Corleone. In going in this direction it distinguishes Pacino's performance from his previous gangster roles in The Godfather, Scarface, and Carlito's Way. It allows for his casting to seem fresh rather than stale, something it could have easily been.…


  • Alex Lovendahl

    ★★★ Watched by Alex Lovendahl 19 Apr, 2015

    It's astounding to me that the word on this movie isn't its last Johnny Depp scene, but rather seems to center around the decent but stock crime drama and the pretty standard (still good!) Pacino performance.

    There was $300000 in that bag. So, congratulations, I guess.


  • rippke

    ★★★ Watched by rippke 09 Apr, 2015

    It's great to see a late period Al Pacino performance that isn't in "Hoo ah!" mode. He and Johnny Depp have great chemistry. The film's schmaltzy score doesn't do it any favors.


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  • Oscar Mendez

    ★★★★ Watched by Oscar Mendez 02 Apr, 2015

    Great crime movie starting Johnny Depp and Al Pacino with Michael Madsen


  • JohnWozniak

    ★★★★ Rewatched by JohnWozniak 01 Apr, 2015

    Whatever happened to the Johhny Depp of Donnie Brasco?


  • Bruno Dias

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Bruno Dias 27 Mar, 2015


    Johnny Depp e Al Pacino no seu melhor, esta história é fascinante!
    Um polícia infiltrado começa a gostar do modo de vida mafioso e começa a tornar-se num, tudo isto para não trair o seu melhor amigo!

    Filme excelente!!!

    "In our thing, you get sent for, you go in alive, you come out dead. And it´s your best friend that does it."


  • Felix Härenstam Nielsen

    ★★★★½ Watched by Felix Härenstam Nielsen 21 Mar, 2015

    Mike Newell is not a director I am very well aware of, but this has me intrigued, wanting to explore more of his filmography. Following an undercover FBI agent in the mob, the story isn't exactly unique, but it is really all about the execution and characters. Donnie Brasco does this extremely well, conveying the story through interesting characters that keep the suspense from start to finish.

    Seeing Johnny Depp in a role other than the Jack Sparrow-like character he…


  • ChinOfTarantino

    ★★★★ Rewatched by ChinOfTarantino 17 Mar, 2015

    Superbly crafted, there is a lot of heart in this film and Pacino delivers one of his most underrated performances.


  • PopeAwesome

    ★★★ Watched by PopeAwesome 13 Mar, 2015

    Very much in the vein of Serpico or The Departed, Donnie Brasco shows the double life of an undercover agent. While the story is one that has entered the public consciousness to the point of being rather mundane this film rides on solid performances to achieve a respectable quality. Al Pachino is wearing the gangster persona he was so well known for and Michael Madsen of Resevoir Dogs takes a turn as an up and coming mob boss. At times…