De Palma's best film. So well executed. A brilliant study of change and how you can't really escape your past and the consequences of your actions, whether good or bad your intentions are. Al Pacino shines, the soundtrack is on point, the camerawork is eclectic and the climax is for sure one of the most suspenseful scenes ever put to film. A masterpiece. I Absolutely recommend this one.
Brian De Palma gave us a "near-death" scene in the opening. It was good. Why? Because it will keep intriguing us about what happened before (or next?). I will give two thumbs up to Al Pacino and Sean Penn. Mr. Pacino gave a dilemmatic performance as an ex-criminal who wants to be a good guy but it wasn't easy to do. Sean Penn, hmm, he's just a loveable maniac. I love the cinematography very much!
I've never really liked De Palma's stories, so I never got why he's considered one of the greats of his generation. But now I get it, what he does with a camera is just magnificent, those rotations especially. I had my jaw on the floor in that kissing scene after he breaks the door open
Carlito's is too much when it begins; the death, Pacino's narration, the courthouse scenes - this shouldn't work. But when we think we're out in comes the the pool-hall sequence and De Palma pulls us back in. Ever the consummate stylist, he makes this film so damn watchable, even more palatable by its contrast to the histrionics of Scarface. The last 30 mins feel like Back to the Future, but still, he sells it.
Il virtuosismo di De Palma è tenuto a bada da una sceneggiatura perfetta, che alterna battute fulminanti a silenzi che valgono mille parole. Il sogno di Carlito Brigante, gangster uscito precocemente di prigione e che vuole rifarsi una vita, è ostacolato prima di tutto dal mondo che lo circonda e nel quale non si riconosce più. Uno dei capolavori degli anni '90. Pacino e Penn ai vertici delle rispettive carriere.
A former gangster changed for the better by a prison sentence meets his criminal past out on the streets and must deal with it. Weve heard it before but not seen it like this through the eyes of DePalma.With inner-monologs,elaborate staging and clean cut characters makes this into something more than a gangster story.It felt like a Scarface(1983)"sequel"just like JackKnife(1989) is a "sequel" toThe Deer Hunter(1978).