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Pacino... Doing what he does best.
on April 6, 2015
Carlito's Way is an action movie that draws heavily on Pacino's ability to portray the gritty realities of street life as only he can.
It does not glorify a life that we enjoy watching, but truly understand is not glorious... But it is played and portrayed as it must necessarily be; intense, passionate, violent and seldom rewarded with a quiet retirement.
Here, the great one reveals again the tough and dangerous persona that originally caught the eye of Coppola for the Godfather, and takes it solo without familial help.
His co-star and supporting actors fit the bill nicely, but it is Pacino who carries the story and mesmerizes us as a great actor who can only be characterized here, as a veteran of the streets.