DONNIE BRASCO: 6 / 7

I've double rated this movie; a 7 if you just love mafia flicks, a 6 otherwise. Good acting, but then with Pacino and Depp starring, that wasn't a surprise. Overall a moderately paced movie, though no real surprises and no edge of seat suspense was ever built, but knowing ahead that it was based on a true story helped make up for that. Blood and gore scenes were few, but grapfic. Kept my interest, but could have moved along a little more quickly.


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Cinema Description: Rated: R

An FBI agent, committed to doing his job, begins to question his loyalties after infiltrating the inner circle of the mob. Taken under the wing of veteran mobster Lefty (Al Pacino), Donnie/Joe finds the two sides of his life coming into conflict when he is forced to betray the man who befriended him. Based on the autobiographical novel by Joe Pistone, this true story also stars Johnny Depp and Anne Heche.