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Scent of a Woman (1992). Movie Reviews

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Scent of a Woman is a 1992 drama movie directed by Martin Brest. Starring Al Pacino and Chris O’Donnell.

Al Pacino won the Academy Award for his play in this film.

A remake of the 1975 Dino Risi‘s Sweet Smell of Woman, starring Vitorio Gassman.

Plot

Hoping to earn extra money over the Thanksgiving weekend, Charlie Simms (Chris O’Donnell), a scholarship student at an exclusive prep school, agrees to look after blind, retired Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade (Al Pacino). The innocent and reserved Simms is immediately thrown off guard by Slade’s bullying personality. But Charlie is in for even more surprises when Slade takes off for a wild weekend in New York City that will change the lives of both men forever. (Filmaffinity)

Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman (1992)
Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman (1992)

Movie Reviews

“By the end of ‘Scent of a Woman,’ we have arrived at the usual conclusion of the coming-of-age movie (…) But rarely have we been taken there with so much intelligence and skill (…) Rating: ???½ (out of 4)” Roger Ebert: Chicago Sun-Times 

“A 2 ½-hour movie with halves that don’t quite mesh, it still gives Al Pacino a role that’s a perfect fit.”Mike Clark: USA Today

“Essentially a tour de force for Pacino, and he sustains us through the slow passages by working with a closed-in intensity that turns each scene into a kind of mini-movie complete”Peter Rainer: Los Angeles Times

Awards

Oscar: Best Actor (for Pacino). 4 Nominations
3 Golden Globes: Best Movie Drama, Actor (Al Pacino) and Screenplay. 4 Nominations

Movie Trailer

Extra: Por una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel

The music for the legendary scene in Scent of Women.

Cast & Crew

Scent of a Woman (1992)
Esencia de Mujer (1992)

Movie title: Scent of a Woman

Movie description: Hoping to earn extra money over the Thanksgiving weekend, Charlie Simms (Chris O'Donnell), a scholarship student at an exclusive prep school, agrees to look after blind, retired Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade (Al Pacino). The innocent and reserved Simms is immediately thrown off guard by Slade's bullying personality. But Charlie is in for even more surprises when Slade takes off for a wild weekend in New York City that will change the lives of both men forever. (Filmaffinity)

Date published: February 4, 2022

Country: United States

Duration: 157 mins

Author: Martin Cid

Director(s): Martin Brest

Actor(s): Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, Gabrielle Anwar, James Rebhorn, Richard Venture, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bradley Whitford, Ron Eldard

Genre: Drama

Overall
6/10
6/10
Martin Cid
Martin Cidhttps://martincid.com/author/martincid/
Founder and editor on MCM. Author of 14 books

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