Donnie Brasco (Blu-ray + DVD)
Based on a true story.
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- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: February 5, 2019
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Mill Creek Entertainment
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Johnny Depp & Al Pacino|
|Performer:||Bruno Kirby, Michael Madsen, Zach Grenier & Anne Heche|
|Directed by||Mike Newell|
|Screenwriting by||Paul Attanasio|
|Story by||Richard Woodley & Joseph Pistone|
|Produced by||Barry Levinson, Gail Mutrux, Mark Johnson, Alan Greespan, Patrick McCormick & Louis Di Giaima|
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Depp's tight, guarded performance is almost painful to watch, and Newell seems to have reined in the flamboyant Pacino, whose portrait of the mobster as a grumpy old man may be his best work in years. Full Review
Rating: 3/4 -- In the tired figure of Lefty, manifest in the craggy icon of Pacino, our sympathies are definitely enlisted, and the theme rings a poignant note. Full Review
Globe and Mail
Rating: 5/5 -- [Newell and Attanasio] pay as much attention to emotional details as to the clockwork details of mob life. Full Review
Unfortunately, the story isn't inventive and Newell's methodical approach to it verges on monotony. Full Review
4 stars out of 5 -- [A] thoughtful character study of male loyalty...
...Crackling good....The best crime movie in a long while....It's full of life...
New York Times
...An ambitious film with an effective and modulated performance by Al Pacino...
Los Angeles Times
Joe Pistone (Johnny Depp) is an FBI mole who integrates himself into the Mafia pecking order by posing as "jewel man" Donnie Brasco. He finds his loyalties divided when Lefty Ruggiero, a jaded hit man, takes him on as a protégé and places real trust in him. The two men form a friendship--and a criminal partnership--that jeopardizes Brasco's mission and obscures the boundaries between the law and the underworld. The film is based on the autobiography DONNIE BRASCO, MY UNDERCOVER LIFE IN THE MAFIA by former undercover agent Joseph D. Pistone. Directed by Mike Newell (FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL) and also starring Bruno Kirby (THE FRESHMAN, THIS IS SPINAL TAP), Michael Madsen (RESERVOIR DOGS) and Anne Heche (WAG THE DOG).
Al Pacino and Johnny Depp are terrific together in this excellent Mafia drama from director Mike Newell. Pacino, who played undercover cop Frank Serpico 25 years before, now becomes the hunted Mafia man whom undercover cop Johnny Depp is after. The film was coproduced by Barry Levinson and the screenplay was written by Paul Attanasio, two of the people responsible for the extraordinary television police drama HOMICIDE.
- Produced by Mandalay.
- Released theatrically in the USA December 27, 1996.
- Sales Rank: 30,152
- UPC: 683904633507
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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