Carlito’s Way (1993)

carlitos-way-movie-poster-1993-1020194480By Scott Goldfine

Al Pacino stars as Carlito, a reformed Puerto Rican drug dealer attempting to walk the straight-and-narrow following a five-year prison term, in this gritty drama from director Brian De Palma. Carlito finds it difficult to extricate himself from the barrio’s seedy underbelly, where absolutely no one can be trusted.

Pacino and Sean Penn (as a slimy, coked-out lawyer) carry this compelling film. Also stars Penelope Ann Miller and John Leguizamo. Rated R.

GRADE: A-

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