films seen
14
average score
1.82*
nationality
USA - 82 years old
status
Alive and kicking
more info

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

1993 / 144m - USA
Thriller, Crime
3.0*/5.0*
Carlito's Way poster

Carrie

1976 / 98m - USA
Horror
3.0*/5.0*
Carrie poster

Worthy but flawed

Snake Eyes

1998 / 98m - USA
Thriller, Crime
2.5*/5.0*
Snake Eyes poster

Dubious filler

The Black Dahlia

2006 / 121m - USA
Mystery, Crime
2.0*/5.0*
The Black Dahlia poster

Mission: Impossible

1996 / 110m - USA
Action, Thriller, Adventure
2.0*/5.0*
Mission: Impossible poster

The Untouchables

1987 / 119m - USA
Thriller, Crime
2.0*/5.0*
The Untouchables poster

Plain forgettable

Domino

2019 / 89m - Denmark
Thriller, Crime
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

2012 / 102m - France
Mystery, Thriller
1.5*/5.0*
Passion poster

Femme Fatale

2002 / 114m - France
Thriller, Crime
1.5*/5.0*
Femme Fatale poster

Mission to Mars

2000 / 114m - USA
Sci-fi
1.5*/5.0*
Mission to Mars poster

The Fury

1978 / 118m - USA
Sci-fi, Horror
1.5*/5.0*
The Fury poster

Sisters

1972 / 93m - USA
Horror, Thriller
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

1992 / 92m - USA
Thriller
1.0*/5.0*
Raising Cain poster

Scarface

1983 / 170m - USA
Crime
1.0*/5.0*
Scarface poster