Scent of a Woman

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Released 1992

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Director:
Martin Brest
Released:
1992
Rating:
R

Frank is a retired Lt Col in the US army. He's blind and impossible to get along with. Charlie is at school and is looking forward to going to university; to help pay for a trip home for Christmas, he agrees to look after Frank over thanksgiving. Frank's niece says this will be easy money, but she didn't reckon on Frank spending his thanksgiving in New York.

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  • 80

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    The good thing is that the principals and film makers make the absolute most of a conventional opportunity.

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Peter Rainer

    But it's 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 ...

  • 75

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    By the end of Scent of a Woman, we have arrived at the usual conclusion of the coming-of-age movie, and the usual conclusion of the prep school movie. But rarely have we been taken...

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Drama

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witty remarks, opposites attract, college lectures/symposiums, Family Dramas, Coming of Age