Carlito's Way: Al Pacino cuts a noble figure in this very enjoyable drama by director Brian De Palma (Scarface), based on a pair of books by Edwin Torres. Pacino plays a Puerto Rican ex-con trying hard to go straight, but his loyalty to his lowlife attorney (a virtually unrecognisable Sean Penn) and enemies on the street make that choice difficult. Penelope Ann Miller plays, somewhat unlikely, a stripper who has a romance with Pacino's character. The film finds De Palma tempering his more outlandish moves (think of Body Double or Snake Eyes) just as he did with the popular Untouchables and Mission: Impossible. But while Carlito's Way was not commercially successful and never rises to the level of greatness, it is a genuinely compelling movie graced with a fine performance by Pacino and a surprising one from Penn. The DVD release has a widescreen presentation, closed captioning, Dolby sound, optional French soundtrack, and optional Spanish subtitles. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Carlito's way is a love story about a reformed man trying to leave his troubled past. Unfortunately he makes some unwise decisions a long the way, he has become soft and naive... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Al
Once more DePalma and Pacino make a watchable gangster flick however is very dull and predictable in it's story.Published 11 days ago by josh91
Looked good on appearence,but unfortunatley had a scratch on it and froze when played.Published 3 months ago by william webb