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

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

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

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

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 – Filtered

January 17, 2006

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey give good performances in "Two for the Money." This typical Hollywood film of today takes two large actors and places them into a world that would, under any other circumstance, be entirely boring. In the illegal world of sports betting, there exists an entirely [...]

Two for the Money

January 17, 2006
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 [...]

The Merchant of Venice – Edited

July 13, 2005

Dove Approved for All Ages

This movie was put together really well. A lot of times it is hard to put one of Shakespeare’s best plays into the form of a movie. But in this case it was done well and with good taste. In Shakespeare’s plays there is always a lot going on. In the Merchant of Venice everyone is involved with [...]

Simone – Edited

December 9, 2004

Dove Approved for All Ages

I have never seen a movie like this one before. It practically has an all-star cast, but the whole point of the movie is getting rid of real actors who are picky and snobby and difficult, and creating a computerized actress who doesn't require any of the extras. I was really impressed with the [...]

The Recruit – Edited

September 11, 2003

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is indeed a thriller. The plot twists alone will make your head spin. If this is the life that CIA agents live, it is amazing that they have any agents. This makes James Bond look like kid stuff. While there is some violence and intense scenes, they are not graphic. A good job is done [...]