films seen
14
average score
1.82*
nationality
USA - 79 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
USA [1993] - 144 mins
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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Carrie

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

Worthy but flawed

Snake Eyes

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
USA, Canada [1998] - 98 mins
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
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Dubious filler

The Black Dahlia

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
USA, Germany [2006] - 121 mins
Genre
Mystery, Crime
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
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Mission: Impossible

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
USA [1996] - 110 mins
Genre
Action, Thriller, Adventure
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
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The Untouchables

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

Plain forgettable

Domino

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
Denmark, France [2019] - 89 mins
Genre
Thriller, Crime
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
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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
France, Germany [2012] - 102 mins
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
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Femme Fatale

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

Mission to Mars

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

The Fury

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

Sisters

by Brian De Palma
Specifics
USA [1972] - 93 mins
Genre
Horror, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
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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
USA [1992] - 92 mins
Genre
Thriller
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Raising Cain poster

Scarface

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