I went into this knowing that it is considered a terrible film, at least when compared to the previous films. And when compared to the other two it is nowhere near as good. But it is not too bad if you just watch it as a film by itself, not bad but nothing overly special.
One problem with it was that there was too much focus on politics and financial dealings and stuff, and not enough gangster-isms. It was also a bit muddled too at times. Al Pacino annoyed me a little too. He was a great actor up until about the time this film was made, a real natural actor like DeNiro, but after his voice became gravelly he started over-acting and has not done anything great since. I hated ‘Scent of a Woman’ because of this. Anyhoo, he kind of ruined it a bit although there were scenes where he was darn good.
Not having DeNiro in it didn’t help but I guess they couldn’t write him in, or he sensed that it was going to be crappers.
Still, it was not a total loss, it was watchable and had a half decent story, it just could have done with more gangster-isms.
Date watched: September 6th
Film count 2012: 87
Here is the ending bit. Here Pacino is doing a not half bad job.