Scent of a Woman

Lists: Drama, Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999

Brief Synopsis: "Charlie Simms (Chris O'Donnell) is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade (Al Pacino), a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family."

Overall Ranking: 436 (Rank from 1992: # 6)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 40%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Danny M100
Rob from GuysFilmQuest86 - strong performances and a good story
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
David Baruffi80
SForbes80(full review)

People Involved

  • Al Pacino (Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade)
  • Chris ODonnell (Charlie Simms)
  • James Rebhorn (Mr. Trask)
  • Gabrielle Anwar (Donna)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (George Willis, Jr.)
  • Richard Venture (W.R. Slade)
  • Bradley Whitford (Randy)
  • Martin Brest (Director)
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