Perhaps the last great DePalma film, using his trademarks well but not overusing them.
-Kevin CarrFull Review
A lengthy cat-and-mouse chase scene at the film's climax practically surpasses Hitchcock and even gives Scorsese's GoodFellas a run for its money.
-Jeffrey M. AndersonFull Review
As with so many De Palma films, Carlito's Way soon manifests as an essay on its own forms.
-Zach CampbellFull Review
Pacino looks every inch a movie star, and De Palma provides a timely reminder of just how impoverished the Hollywood lexicon has become since the glory days of the '70s.
A great story told by a master filmmaker; sterling actors playing some truly fascinating characters; and a bunch of cinematic set-pieces that are worthy of repeat viewings.
-Scott WeinbergFull Review
Stronger in its suspense and action elements than in its dramatic moments.
The film is a redundancy and only those who have played Brian De Palma's other movies so much they've memorized the dialogue are going to be interested. Al Pacino portrays a reformed gangster trying to break away from his earlier lifestyle. Needless to sa
De Palma and Pacino tread some very familiar ground . . . But while it all feels a bit recycled at times, it still works
-Brian MckayFull Review
Not one of Pacino's best.
Charts the efforts of a Puerto Rican drug-dealer just released from prison to put the life of crime behind him
-Frederic and Mary Ann BrussatFull Review
a tragic, boozy lament
-Chris BarsantiFull Review
A great gangster saga from the showman Brian DePalma.
One of Pacino's best. A First rate crime thriller.
The film is very well written. The characters are well developed, the dialogue is sharp and the story is involving.
-Kevin N. LaforestFull Review
A masterful piece of entertainment anchored by an interesting story and fine performances and hoisted by an intoxicating field of vision that nevertheless, maintains a sharply focused perspective.
-Marjorie BaumgartenFull Review
Overall, I just could not care about these people. They could live or die; I didn't care.
-Steve RhodesFull Review
A film that that is overblown, underwritten and with a wide array of unsympathetic characters.
-Chris HicksFull Review