Sitting down to watch this for our Sunday family "dinner theater" (as my grandma likes to call it) last night, I was expecting to be wowed by a great Pacino performance, but not much else. Boy was I wrong!! I loved just about everything about this movie, from Thomas Newman's score to the performances of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, James Rebhorn and especially Chris O'Donnel. I think the greatness of Pacino's performance was that his character didn't change a bit from beginning to end, but the circumstances and his performance changed the audience's perception of him from a wretched, self-loathing loser to a smart, funny, stand-up guy. The only thing that bugged was that Pacino kept trying for some sort of Southern accent, failing, going with no accent for about 15 minutes, then going back with the accent. Oh well, a small complaint among a see of greatness. BTW, this doesn't mean I think Unforgiven shouldn't have won best pic.