Donnie Brasco (1996)

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By Scott Goldfine

Based on a true 1978 story, this involving drama stars Johnny Depp as an FBI agent who befriends and aging mobster (Al Pacino) and infiltrates New York’s Mafia. Having former a touching bond with his mentor, the agent gradually loses himself and his family as he delves deeper into gangster life and the line between justice and criminality blurs.

Also starring Michael MadsenBruno Kirby, James Russo and Anne Heche, this tense film is a triumph for all involved. Rated R.

GRADE: A-

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