A decade after they lit the place up with Scarface, Brian De Palma and Al Pacino reteam for another compelling crime drama involving the drug trade- a gripping film that shows the consequences of a life of crime from a much more real and gritty perspective point of view than Scar...
Carlito's Way is a tale of a former hood trying to escape his former life. Al Pacino is Carlito Brigante, a high-level Puerto Rican drug dealer sprung from a three-decade jail sentence after only five... read more
Directed by: Brian DePalma
Release Date: January 1, 1993
DVD Release Date: May 26, 1998
Stats: 5,483 reviews
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March 18, 2014
March 5, 2014
One of the best crime dramas of the 90's.
Excellent Gangster Film! Carlito's Way (1993), is a brilliant cinematic work. Pacino's performance as Carlito Berganzi displays the duplicity and subsequent torment between his reformed spirit, and the endless seduction of the street, em...
January 29, 2012
Carlito: I don't invite this shit, it just comes to me. I run, it runs after me. Gotta be somewhere to hide.
"He wanted out. He'd do anything to get there."
On one hand I love Carlito's Way for the performances from Pacino and Penn, for De Palma's signature touch of violence, ...
July 3, 2011
Luiz Guil-whatever-his-name-is-Pugface-lookin samoan... its like everything Pacino says he just repeats it: "yo Benny you gots ta pay me!!!" "yeah,Benny u gots ta pay him!"
May 26, 2011
DePalma delivers a work w/o the overexaggerated Hitchcockian tricks of yore and the result is taut, edge-of-your-seat film-making. Pacino is restrained, powerful, while Penn's arc into paranoid coke frenzy plays vividly true. A worthy addition in anyone's gangster film collection.
February 20, 2011
Carlitos Way is yet another top notch Al Pacino gangster film in which we see legendary 'Carlito Brigante' try to cut his ties with the underworld and make it on his own, straight.
The storyline is solid and well paced, the characters are well developed and with Al Pacino on boa...
February 15, 2011
Pretty decent gangster movie. Viggo Mortensen is in a wheelchair and complains about pooping his pants everyday. You can't pass up cinematic gold like that. Pacino does an excellent job as always playing the same character.
January 9, 2011
Not as good as Scarface.. but, really, is any drug&gun movie as good as that one?!
I really wanted Carlito to get out and have an honest life, the ending could have been different. But it was really good and thrilling.. well done mob/thug/crime drama, with a great cast.
November 21, 2010
Great movie..and I can see why it is underrated; possibly due to obvious comparisons to Scarface (Brian De Palma, Martin Bregman, Al Pacino team), which was much more brutal in its approach.
Al Pacino stars as Carlito Brigante, an ex-gangster, who with the help of his lawyer a...
November 11, 2010
A Puerto Rican drug dealer is released from prison with the full intention of going straight, but circumstances make it increasingly difficult. Carlito's Way feels like the other side of the coin to De Palma's earlier collaboration with Pacino, Scarface. In this film the protagon...
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