• Alex A

    ★★★½ Watched by Alex A 24 Mar, 2014

    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.

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  • Linius

    ★★★½ Watched by Linius 18 Apr, 2014

    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.

    7/10

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  • mikemath3

    ★★★ Added by mikemath3

    Liked it.

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  • mworkicho

    ★★★ Watched by mworkicho 13 Apr, 2014

    Sentimental gangster film is uneven,melodramatic but aided by strong performances by Depp and Pacino.

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  • Khristopher Marang

    ★★½ Watched by Khristopher Marang 10 Apr, 2014

    A poor, lifeless mixture of every 70's/80's era gangster movie.

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  • Miguel Perez

    ★★★★ Added by Miguel Perez

    Very good movie great performances.

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  • Luke Grima

    ★★★ Watched by Luke Grima 08 Apr, 2014

    Two fine performances, however I found the last 20 minutes to drag the film down. Forget about it.

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  • milez

    ★★★★ Watched by milez 06 Apr, 2014

    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…

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  • Owen

    ★★★½ Watched by Owen 05 Apr, 2014

    Charming despite its maudlin soundtrack, Donnie Brasco is propelled by an endearing performance by Pacino and a strong, if recycled, sense of tension.

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  • Tom Prankerd

    ★★★★ Added by Tom Prankerd

    A compelling character study. Johnny Depp nicely portrays the paranoia and unconscious loyalty shift an agent in this position would go through, but Al Pacino's take on Lefty Rugiero is crucial. He nails it and this gives the film a genuine hook.

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  • Daniel "PG Cooper" Simpson

    ★★★½ Watched by Daniel "PG Cooper" Simpson 23 Mar, 2014

    An undercover FBI agent infiltrates the New York mafia in the late 1970s. Donnie Brasco is a film that got really solid reviews back in it's day, but isn't really all that treasured today, with some exceptions. I found myself agreeing with both sides. On one hand, this is a very good movie. 1970s New York is recreated very well through the art direction and costume design, and it also does so in a way that doesn't constantly draw attention…

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