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Awesome: 43.24%
Worth A Look48.65%
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Pretty Bad: 2.7%
Total Crap: 0%

4 reviews, 50 user ratings

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Donnie Brasco
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by spork-girl

"Johnny could never pass as a mafioso. He's not hairy enough."
4 stars

Johnny! Yay! And he's doing that acting thing again!

Johnny Depp does an above average job in this based-on-a-true story of Joe Pistone, undercover cop extraordinaire. He inflitrats the NY mafia under the psedonym Donnie Brasco. He does a damned fine job. He gains the trust of Al Pacino, who gets him close to the mob boss. Though the job eventually causes his wife to leave him, he gets the job done.

This is a great flick. It's a great mafia movie, it's great as a cop movie, and it raises the right questions about who is responsible for the crimes that are commited. We grow attached to Al Pacino's character, who is really a bad guy...but he's not the baddest bad guy, so we forgive him.

I highly reccomend this for fans of the cop story or mafia genre. Depp really pulls this off.

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User Comments

9/13/17 morris campbell decent read the book instead 3 stars
8/29/08 Shaun Wallner Awesome storyline! 5 stars
12/09/07 SamanthaP johnny depp can play any roll he want's to so gooood! 5 stars
1/21/07 David A. Johnny Depp is too young and innocent-looking to play a tough guy. 2 stars
1/19/07 Sepi53 good mafia film! 4 stars
10/21/06 Indrid Cold Not bad, not bad. Really just the same old Mafia/police drama, though. 4 stars
6/03/06 millersxing I shit my pants laughing at Madsen dancing & at Pacino banging a parking meter. 3 stars
12/19/05 Bree Pacino is the shit. Depp is his toilet. 4 stars
9/03/05 ES A very Sopranos feel to it. Excellent characters 4 stars
11/15/04 R.W. Welch Impressive acting carries fact-based mob flick. 4 stars
8/02/04 Raf Milis Pacino is always good..but so is Depp. Great mafia movie. 5 stars
6/19/04 Denise Duspiva devistatingly good 5 stars
5/26/04 James Shun Great! 5 stars
5/22/04 Jack Sommersby Pacino is superb, but Depp is atypically bland and matertial is overly familiar. 2 stars
2/20/04 Agent Sands Fantastic cast and a great script. One awesome mafia movie. 5 stars
9/20/03 Nicole Very good - but kind of sad 4 stars
5/12/03 Jack Bourbon Dumb but decent. 4 stars
5/04/03 sleepy good stuff...wished it had shown more of Depp and Heche together...they had good chemistry 5 stars
1/24/03 hkgg An outstanding film. 5 stars
7/27/02 sdjfsdkjf christ pacino and depp are good together. 4 stars
7/04/02 KMG Pacino and Depp have the greatest chemistry I have seen in years! 5 stars
4/14/02 Shrike Pacino's 2nd best 90's effort after Carlitos Way 4 stars
2/17/02 ACBCorp Depp - superb , Pacino - great, movie - moving... open-your-eyes-US-ostriches-type-movie 4 stars
11/14/01 Zizzerzazzerzuzz I thought Pacino gave up actually ACTING years ago, but he's truly excellent here. 4 stars
10/30/01 L Santini Loved this movie - Love Al! 5 stars
10/02/01 Henry Ginsberg Jonny Depp definately should have won an oscar for his performance in this film. 5 stars
7/15/01 TLsmooth Depp is the best actor on the face of the earth. 5 stars
6/07/01 Rampage it was awesome, not as bad as The Sopranos 4 stars
2/17/01 Jake nothing special here. I like Depp better when he's not playing himself. 3 stars
8/09/00 kdave This was a good movie. Pacino delivers, and a lot of story depth if you pay attention. 4 stars
5/23/00 just call me bad asss pacino is brilliant .. depp works hard... all the mob movie cliche's paid their due. 4 stars
4/01/00 Arnaldo Cruz One of the best dramatic ganster movies ever.Pacino is SUPERB!!!!! 5 stars
10/30/99 Bozo its been done before and much better, but liked seeing Depp & Al together 3 stars
6/15/99 Dylan Quite simply one of the best gangster movies ever 5 stars
6/10/99 Homer J. Simpson This was a good movie,Pacino and depp played their parts perfectly 5 stars
5/10/99 Beachlovr9 Great gansta flick 5 stars
2/23/99 superdan What, are you Kidding Me>? fuckin fugedaboudit.... 5 stars
12/29/98 Schizofrenic The best mobster movie ever! 4 stars
11/22/98 little jerry Very good.Check out director's other true crime films,BAD BLOOD & DANCE WITH A STRANGER. 4 stars
11/17/98 Jules Great characters! 4 stars
11/12/98 Lord Of The Dunce Supoib. Pacino does this role so well. Depp doesn't suck. 5 stars
11/10/98 Hugh Jass Great movie. Depp rules. 4 stars
9/24/98 Maegs Outstanding performance by Depp, and Pacino nearly broke my heart. 4 stars
9/17/98 cheryl_ann its nice to see my family up on the big screen again. oh, depp was decent for once. 4 stars
9/07/98 BBReBozo I won't say it. I won't. I... aww fuggit: Fugidaboudit, this movie rocks. 5 stars
8/24/98 The Capital City Goofball Not your average gangster (not gangsta) film. Depp was great. 4 stars
8/23/98 Mister Whoopee Pacino is awesome and Depp just get's better 4 stars
8/21/98 Pete I really enjoyed it. Pacino is great as usual. Now I forgive Johnny for 21 Jump St. 4 stars
8/17/98 Johny good show 4 stars
8/16/98 {{{OZ}}} Johnny Depp is class. Pacino is the essential gangster. This film rocks. 5 stars
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  28-Feb-1997 (R)
  DVD: 08-May-2007



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