Donnie Brasco (Blu-ray + DVD)
Based on a true story.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 5, 2019
- Originally Released: 1997
- Label: Mill Creek Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
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|
It's tempting to think Pacino stopped trying sometime in the mid-1980s. But watch Lefty's elegiac final scene and you might conclude that it's not Al's ability that's dimmed, rather it's the imagination of casting directors that's grown stale. 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
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
...A wonderfully dense, clever, and moving gangland thriller....[An] engrossing movie... -- Rating: A-
This is Depp's coming-of-age role, and he's terrific. Pacino, who's shown more flash than substance recently, reminds us how great he can be when he loses himself inside a character. Full Review
4 stars out of 5 -- [A] thoughtful character study of male loyalty...
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: 34,640
- UPC: 683904633507
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
- International Shipping: 2 items
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