• Alberto del Rio Medina

    ★★½ Watched by Alberto del Rio Medina 25 Aug, 2014

    Es un muy largo sketch de SNL, pero sin ningún punch line.

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  • le_munhoz

    ★★★½ Added by le_munhoz

    Ótimo filme sobre o relacionamento que existe dentro da máfia! Mostra como são tratados como uma família, porém a exigência da lealdade pode ser seu ultimo sacrifício!

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  • Avantikatewari

    ★★★½ Watched by Avantikatewari 04 Aug, 2014

    Al Pacino and Johnny Depp in a gangster flick, need I say more?

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  • Chad Webb

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Chad Webb 04 Aug, 2014

    My college roommate showed me this movie (the theatrical cut) in 2002. I had never seen it before, but he was a big fan and heavily praised the performances and the fact that it was based on a true story. At the time I certainly recognized the quality of the acting, but overall I thought it was a pretty average mafia flick. After all, the mafia/gangster/mob genre is not short on entries. What made this special?

    It's that mindset that…

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  • Jason

    ★★★ Rewatched by Jason 06 Aug, 2014

    Good, but could of been made better with more style and a better honed narrative. Still though a good story with great lead performances.

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  • kylegarvey

    ★★½ Added by kylegarvey

    A classic crime drama starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. A real cute badabing, fuhgeddaboudit Mob movie, with a variety of emotional strokes on top, somewhat lacking in story but pretty up-to-snuff in style. It's based on the true story of Joseph D. Pistone, an FBI undercover agent who infiltrated the Bonanno crime family in New York in the 1970s. He worked under the alias Donnie Brasco (The Jewel Man), in a story with simply-grounded complexity and a whole lot…

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  • Vinny Thornburg

    ★★★½ Watched by Vinny Thornburg 30 Jul, 2014

    There's an alternate universe where Donnie Brasco came out where Goodfellas didn't and was instead seen as the classic gangsta film that everyone compares any other crime film too.

    Maybe then in that universe it was nominated for best picture and wasn't seen as a slightly above average mafia film that got a random Screenplay nomination.

    Also, I miss Depp not being a star who would take rolls like this.

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  • CorduroyBear

    ★★★★ Watched by CorduroyBear 30 Jul, 2014

    Most mob movies focus on the boss and the individuals who run the organization. Donnie Brasco provides a different perspective, following a soldier in the family who doesn't really have a say in the direction of the organization, giving the film a unique twist on the genre. Pacino plays said soldier and Depp is an FBI agent infiltrating the family. They both have excellent chemistry together and Depp really surprised me with his performance (this is the guy who ends…

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  • David Jenkins

    ★★★★ Watched by David Jenkins 29 Jul, 2014

    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…

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  • Chris Vaughan

    ★★★★★ Watched by Chris Vaughan 29 Jul, 2014

    #4 in the randomiser, and it's a good one.
    I've always loved mob movies and the Sopranos is my favourite TV show so I knew going In I was on safe ground with this film.
    Little did I know that although I was safe story wise, the acting is really where this film shines. I've only ever liked Depp as an actor in one film (Sleepy Hollow), but his portrayal as Donnie Brasco was impeccable. Talking of impeccable, Pacino might…

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  • Tristiac

    ★★★★ Watched by Tristiac 29 Jul, 2014

    Great, but they really needed to lose that Anne Heche subplot.

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  • Tim_on_Film

    ★★★★ Added by Tim_on_Film 1

    A complex story about the mafia and and undercover agent. The acting is number one in this film. The camera work is fine, though not spectacular. The movie unravels in a fascinating way and it sticks the landing. Ultimately it is a compelling film.

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