|TriStar Pictures | Release Date: February 28, 1997||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
There are moments here that are so distinct in emotional timber it's as if they were directed by someone who'd skipped the last two decades of American genre film and opted to get back to basics -- like character, and the ways in which two actors can sit in a smoke-filled car and turn an everyday conversation into art. Read full review
Pacino cans the showboating bluster and gives a gently nuanced portrait of a simple man in decline.
Because the filmmakers have skewed the story into a Donnie-Lefty lovefest, the breakage of their trust signals the breakage of Donnie's spirit even in triumph. Case closed. It's the kind of fade-out we might expect from the it's-all-hopeless era of '60s counterculture movies. It's emotionally effective, but also a cheat. Read full review
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