Papillon ★★★½

De Niro, Hackman, Hoffman, Nicholson and Pacino...a journey

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A classic tale of perseverance amid unquestionably adverse odds. And I dont mean the fact that it has been on my watchlist for about 20 years. I found myself wondering how I would fare in a similar situation to the characters in this movie. "Not well", I concluded. Papillon is an impressive piece of epic filmmaking that is definitely more of a McQueen vehicle than Dustin Hoffman, although Hoffman is pretty solid. I was impressed by McQueen's physical transformations. There's a great gut punch that comes in the final act. Up to which point I was on the fence a little. Fair to say it won me over.

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