Carlito’s Way 4K 10/03/23
Stylish and energetic, this gangster saga from Brian De Palma and David Koepp is solid both in characters and genre action. It’s a crime tragedy set in Spanish Harlem, with a fine perf from Al Pacino as a former kingpin trying to go straight. He’s sprung from a long prison term by Sean Penn’s mob mouthpiece, whose cocaine-fueled greed and hubris sends everything off the rails. Penelope Ann Miller is Carlito’s romantic dream and John Leguizamo the punk upstart blocking his path; we also get good input from Luis Guzmán and a young Viggo Mortenson. On 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray from Arrow Video USA.