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An A to Z of the World's Deadliest Movie Reviews From Affleck
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Al Pacino
Actor, The Godfather, Part 2 (1974)
Pacino is a brooding bore. His character does not develop logically from the person he played in the original, but is a caricature of a crime boss. All the major scenes seem unreal, calculated for audience response. Phoniest of all is his break-up with Diane Keaton, which looks over-rehearsed, like a scene for an acting class.
(Danny Peary)
Actor, Scarface (1983)
Pacino overacts to the point of delirium.
(Mark Le Fanu, Films & Filming)
Actor, Revolution (1985)
Who on Earth thought Al Pacino could possibly be an appropriate choice to play a supposedly Scottish fur trader in colonial New York? The accent his Tom Dobb speaks with is like Michael Corleone trying to come off as British.
(MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Philosopher)
Actor, Looking for Richard (1996)
Pacino is a terrible Richard, which makes the entire movie an arrogant and extremely annoying waste of time. Does he understand Shakespeare? Pacino either honks the lines ("A hawse! A hawse! My kingdom for a hawse!") or lets them dribble out. This Richard, bleary-eyed and charmless, could not connive his way past a nightclub bouncer.
(Tom Gliatto, People Weekly)
Actor, Gigli (2003)
Just as you think things can't get worse, Al Pacino comes on as a Godfather figure and shouts a lot, emphasising ALL THE wrong WORDS as only he can DO when totally out of DIRECTORIAL CONTROL, while sensitive members of the audience try to cover their eyes and ears simultaneously.
(Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
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