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Prizzi's Honor (1985) Movie Information

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Comedy, Crime





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John Huston


Jack Nicholson
Kathleen Turner
Robert Loggia
John Randolph
Anjelica Huston
Lee Richardson





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Yojimbo 10/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Yet another Jack Nicholson film that gets lauded over, but I thought was crap. And I LIKE Jack!

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mitchellyoung 12/18/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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It's nowhere near the director's earlier works, but Prizzi's Honor is a fun black comedy with a cast of demented characters played by talented actors. The writing is a bit slow at times, but the acting saves some of the scenes from being too corny. Nicholson isn't that great in this, but, fortunately, Anjelica Huston is.

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Daniel Corleone 11/22/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The film badly needed a better screenplay to really utilize the talents of the cast. Its score was gorgeous and the acting superb, the plot was very disorganized and the quick relationships didn't help either. The Godfather influences like "beware of the cannoli's" and one of the music played just doesn't make this mafia related picture remotely near the perfection of the aforementioned movie. Character build-up was all over the place. Irene and Chaeley killing each other was just too depressing and it didn't have much action and proper direction. Prizzi's Honor is worth a look but definitely nothing great, or even good at that matter.

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Allison 12/22/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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I saw it recently. Though it has a great cast and director of course, it just doesn't work.

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04/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Good Mafia Spoof

Prizzi's Honor is a fun mafia comedy with a fine cast, exemplified by Anjelica Huston as Maerose Prizzi, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance. Jack Nicholson is a natural as mob hit man Charley Partanna, and Kathleen Turner as the beautiful, but deadly, Irene Walker.

One of the film's strengths is that it spoof's the violence of many mafia films. Each instance of violence is brief and nearly bloodless. The audience is aware that they are watching a comedy and not a mafia classic in the vain of the Godfather films. In addition, its use of classical music gives it an over the top feel in terms of drama, further adding to the comedy.

Director John Huston puts together a well made film overall, but with some noticeable weaknesses. The opening ten min...

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12/21/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Disjointed mob movie

A rather disjointed crime picture by John Huston that not all that well done. It ends oddly and moves along just as strangely such as the main characters proceed in their relationship at the utmost speed. The film is not all that well developed with little time given to any of the characters aside from Angelica Huston as the black sheep of one mob family. As a comedy there is not much that is all that funny, as a love story there is far too little to it. Huston never finds a way to tells his story in a single compelling fashion. The acting for the most part is unimpressive. Jack Nicholson in particular gives one of his worst performances in a strange misguided attempt to just be funny. It is not a wholly bad film it has its moments, but on a whole it seems like it is a lot less than it sh...

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