This has some of the most intense scenes I've seen in a long time. Al Pacino's performance is typical here; it's powerful yet never over-the-top and he fits the role perfectly. And the more and more I think about the ending, the more devastating I believe it to be. Fits well with Friedkin's other movie To Live And Die In L.A. as a double bill, one after the other. A lot of similar themes and they're both great films.