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No score yet - based on 3 Critics

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  1. 50
    A cheesily amusing prequel to the 1993 film which starred Al Pacino as a Puerto Rican drug kingpin in Spanish Harlem, in one of his most entertaining performances. This time around, Jay Hernandez delivers a serviceable impression of a much younger version of Pacino.
  2. Rise to Power is notable for one achievement: It makes Sean Combs (better known, at the moment, as Diddy) unconvincing as a rich man who enjoys power and luxuries.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    40
    Conspicuously underwhelming.
User Score
6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

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  1. Farris
    Oct 31, 2005
    5
    Decent movie,good thing it was straight to DVD...because if it would've went to the theaters it would've bombed so terribly that it Decent movie,good thing it was straight to DVD...because if it would've went to the theaters it would've bombed so terribly that it probably would've affected Al Pacino...and he was'nt even in it. I don't feel it should've been a sequel to "Carlito's Way" due to the comedy aspect of it, it was more of a buddy film. It should've been a stand alone movie..but even with that said a decent rental at least. Full Review »
  2. jjdd
    Oct 25, 2005
    10
    Good, guy.