actor: Al Pacino

The Irishman

The Synopsis: A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa. The Review: Martin Scorsese’s latest film since Silence tells the story of World War II vet Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro), who becomes a hit man for Italian mobster Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) in 1950s [...]

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

July 26, 2019
The Synopsis: A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. The Review: If there's such a thing as a kindler, gentler Quentin Tarantino, his work is on display for much of [...]

Jack and Jill

November 11, 2011
This movie surprised me. In one scene someone quotes, "Ye of little faith" and someone else wants to know who originally said that, was it Shakespeare? "No, Jesus", replies Jack, one twin played by Adam Sandler. He also plays Jill, Jack's sister. In another surprising scene, an employee comments to [...]

Righteous Kill

September 12, 2008
Make no mistake about it. "Righteous Kill" is not a righteous movie. It does, however, include killing. In fact, a priest who is a pedophile is killed in the film, so once again "Righteous Kill" doesn't seem like an accurate title. Even if you like fast-paced cop movies, the content of this film is [...]

88 Minutes

April 18, 2008
This thriller starring Al Pacino keeps viewers guessing until the end. Pacino plays forensic psychiatrist Dr. Jack Gramm. Nine years after his testimony helped convict a serial murderer, Dr. Gramm gets a phone call telling him that he only has 88 minutes left to live. The rest of the movies [...]

Two for the Money

October 7, 2005
I don't know why good actors even want to be in films like this. The entire film is depressing and negative. It deals with greed, one of man's worst attributes. Walter Abrams plays off of other people's gambling addiction and doesn't care who he hurts along the way. In one scene Walter, who is in [...]

Simone

August 23, 2002

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

To feed his starved ego and win back his ex-wife Elaine (Catherine Keener), Viktor lies once, then three more times to cover up the first, making his professional comeback a nightmare. But the truth wins out. Considering the possibilities with the PG-13 rating, "Simone’s" foul language seems [...]