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Scent of a Woman

R In Theaters 12/23/1992 , 149min.
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Critic score based on 14 reviews

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February 04, 2014
This was one of the best movies I've ever seen. Al Pacino is stunningly good, as both the bad-ass Col. Slade, and as the smart protective father that Charlie so desperately needs in order to fight the Ivory-Tower men. Poignant, edgy, thrilling, moving, and laced with intrigue.
February 22, 2012
Al Pacino(The Godfather) and Chris O'Donnell (Batman and Robin) come together for a chilling look at handicaps;.Retired Colonel Slade lives with a relative..When that family plans a get-away,Charlie is called to keep a watch on the veteran.What happens,Charlie Sims is unaware that the old man plans a \"last fling\" before an attempted suicide.I got angry with Slade's nephew;He seems

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TV Guide
Thanks to a landmark performance by Al Pacino, SCENT OF A WOMAN is an agreeably watchable film. If they'd made it half an hour shorter and re-written the ending, it could have been a great one. Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
In the end, however, when all Pacino's demons are bared, they don't add up to the poignant punchline you were set up for. The movie seems to have two or three finales too many -- a disturbing trend in all too many films of late. Full Review
Elvis Mitchell
The New York Times
The good thing is that the principals and film makers make the absolute most of a conventional opportunity. Full Review
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
This is a great performance from Pacino, who has the good luck here to work with Goldman's mostly wonderful, edgy script, but it might not become a beloved one because the man he plays is such a bitter pill. Full Review
James Berardinelli
If there's anything special about the film, it's that on this occasion, the emotional realism of the characters, especially Slade, is heartwrenchingly believable. Full Review

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