films seen
14
average score
1.82*
nationality
USA - 81 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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A director full of promise, best known for his stylistic bravura. I never really like his films though, even when there's always at least one scene where I see the potential. Still, one of the greats of cinema, which makes his oeuvre required viewing.

The inoffensive

Carlito's Way

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
1993 / 144m - USA
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Carlito's Way poster

Carrie

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
1976 / 98m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Carrie poster

Worthy but flawed

Snake Eyes

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
1998 / 98m - USA
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Snake Eyes poster

Dubious filler

The Black Dahlia

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
2006 / 121m - USA
Genre
Mystery, Crime
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
The Black Dahlia poster

Mission: Impossible

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
1996 / 110m - USA
Genre
Action, Thriller, Adventure
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Mission: Impossible poster

The Untouchables

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
1987 / 119m - USA
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
The Untouchables poster

Plain forgettable

Domino

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
2019 / 89m - Denmark
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Domino poster

A very poor effort by De Palma. I'm sure he's aware that this film isn't quite up to par with his earlier work, but the need to make films must still be strong. The acting was horrific, the film looked cheap, there was no tension, no atmosphere, no nothing really. I think it's time for De Palma to seriously consider retirement, because this doesn't look well on his resume.

Passion

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
2012 / 102m - France
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Passion poster

Femme Fatale

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
2002 / 114m - France
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Femme Fatale poster

Mission to Mars

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
2000 / 114m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Mission to Mars poster

The Fury

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
1978 / 118m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Horror
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
The Fury poster

Sisters

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
1972 / 93m - USA
Genre
Horror, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Sisters poster

Rather tepid and predictable thriller, with some minor horror elements. There are some interesting split screens and the reveals, while hardly surprising, were properly executed, but that wasn't enough to keep me interested. Mediocre performances, a lack of suspense and tame chills render this De Palma obsolete.

Big nopes

Raising Cain

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
1992 / 92m - USA
Genre
Thriller
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Raising Cain poster

Scarface

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
1983 / 170m - USA
Genre
Crime
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Scarface poster