Pacino is indeed a whole lot of fun to watch but his more quiet moments are even better than that.
I'm glad this is on Netflix in HDR, I watched a bit of it at home and I already notice so much more. Not just visually but seeing it a second time you get a much clearer look at the story, who's who and all that. I think with such a juggernaut of a film a second viewing and probably more after that will make me love this film even more. It's such a rich film and I feel pretty blessed that this exists.
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Ok. This is obviously incredibly well made, and it has so many amazing moments, but I can’t lie.... it was quite slow for me in parts. But there is so much good in it that it almost doesn’t matter! I’m conflicted. I agree with what I’ve read in that it is very “rich” and has a ton of shit going on. So maybe a second viewing is in order.
I'm marinating on it. It's good, but I wasn't blown away. Maybe coming late "in the game" to watch the movie and seeing all the glowing reviews made unrealistic expectations.
Also, a little tangent here, but why does Scorsese always get a pass with his constant use of voice-over narration?? Its a easy way to convey necessary information to the audience outside the actual content of the film. Don't have to have dialogue between characters or visual cues. I find that technique a bit of a cheat, though.
People give Nolan crap about his exposition, he should just have constant voice-over narration throughout all his movies to appease these critics