I'm not a big fan of adaptations to the big screen of Shakespearean plays, but this one caught my eye, despite not having the slightest idea of what the story was about – well, i knew it was in Venice. :)
Bassanio: Do all men kill the things they do not love?
Shylock: Hates any man the thing he would not kill?
What can I say about this movie? It has one of the most impressive scenic performances, by an actor, that i've ever seen. Al Pacino has distinguished himself ages ago among the myriads of other actors who strive for recognition. It's amazing that after all this time he can still surprise us with intelligently chosen roles and matching performances. Recently, he took by breath away in Mike Nichol's Angels in America as a dying man.