The Merchant Of Venice
Pacino is a fascinating actor. As he has grown older he has grown more fierce. He is charged sometimes with overacting, but never with bad acting; he follows the emotions of his characters fearlessly, not protecting himself, and here he lays bare Shylock's lacerated soul. He has a way of attacking and caressing Shakespeare's language at the same time. He loves it. It allows him reach and depth. His performance here is incandescent.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 20.01.2005
Cast: Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Joseph Fiennes, Lynn Collins
Screenplay: Michael Radford, Original von / by: William Shakespeare
Director of Photography: Benoît Delhomme
Film Editor: Lucia Zucchetti
Composer: Jocelyn Pook
Production Designer: Bruno Rubeo
Costume Design: Sammy Sheldon
Sound: Brian Simmons
Producer: Cary Brokaw
Co-Producer: Michael Cowan, Barry Navidi, Jason Piette
Production Company: Movision; Delux Prod.; Immagine e Cinema; Dania Film
World Sales: Park Circus Ltd.
Director: Michael Radford