Donnie Brasco Synopsis
Unwittingly, a mobster (Al Pacino) helps an undercover FBI agent (Johnny Depp).
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
One terrific movie... Pacino and Depp are a match made in acting heaven, riffing off each other with astonishing subtlety and wit.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The true soul of the New York mob is portrayed in Donnie Brasco, a first-class Mafia thriller that is also in its way a love story --...
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100

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Pacino cans the showboating bluster and gives a gently nuanced portrait of a simple man in decline.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

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It's the electric interplay between Pacino and Depp that will make it a Mob movie classic.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The violence in this movie is gruesome (a scene involving the disposal of bodies is particularly graphic). But the movie has many human...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
What better casting than Al Pacino, whose own career, of course, has reflected all the seasonal changes in the gangster saga. Pacino takes...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
This sort of story has been told many times before, but thoughtful performances by Al Pacino and Johnny Depp make it more engrossing than...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Perhaps the most impressive thing that Newell has done with Donnie Brasco is to cull an atypically low-key and introspective performance...
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70

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Depp's tight, guarded performance is almost painful to watch, and Newell seems to have reined in the flamboyant Pacino, whose portrait of...
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It’s [Depp's] first genuine “adult” role (not counting the tedious Nick of Time), and it allows him the freedom and emotional...
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Donnie Brasco

By tmvb18
Great movie!...

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Rated R | For some strong graphic violence, pervasive strong language and brief nudity and sexuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Decent mob movie, but not meant for children.
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