there's nothing subtle or realistic about the way pacino plays his parts. i can't watch him.
duvall and deniro are in a different class...they're brilliant (although deniro has fallen recently by taking parts beneath his ability).
Someone sent me a copy of DeNiro's new movie with John Travolta that just came out, where Travolta plays a Bosnian soldier seeking revenge on DeNiro, also a veteran (a movie that nobody asked for, believe me).....it seems that these older actors just take what ever they can that pays good just for a job (except for Duvall, it seems he doesn't work unless its something worth doing)..
Never really rated him, he plays one type of character well but anything else sort of hacky. I already know people will slate this but he is one of those actors who are great because someone else said they were