Based on the true life story Joseph D. Pistone who worked undercover to expose the activities of the Mafia Bonanno crime family in New york but he sooner finds himself adapting to that life than the one he actually belongs to.
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September 17, 2005 A classy piece of work that may disappoint those looking for something more conventional.Read in Source
June 20, 2009 Depp's tight, guarded performance is almost painful to watch, and Newell seems to have reined in the flamboyant Pacino, whose portrait of the mobster as a grumpy old man may be his best work in years.Read in Source
May 09, 2007 Just misses ranking in the upper echelon of mob movies.
January 26, 2006 A tense, sharp and compelling character study, Newell's film is a worthy addition to the Mob-movie canon.Read in Source
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002 In the tired figure of Lefty, manifest in the craggy icon of Pacino, our sympathies are definitely enlisted, and the theme rings a poignant note.Read in Source
June 20, 2009 It's tempting to think Pacino stopped trying sometime in the mid-1980s. But watch Lefty's elegiac final scene and you might conclude that it's not Al's ability that's dimmed, rather it's the imagination of casting directors that's grown stale.Read in Source
August 14, 2002 Unfortunately, the story isn't inventive and Newell's methodical approach to it verges on monotony.Read in Source
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002 A first-class Mafia thriller that is also, in its way, a love story.Read in Source
July 30, 2007 [Newell and Attanasio] pay as much attention to emotional details as to the clockwork details of mob life.Read in Source
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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