As opposed to every other movie he's made in the past 40 years? Has he been under the top since The Godfather movies? He's like the Nic Cage of old farts.
Michael Corleone in I and II was one of the greatest slow-burn roles of all time. I don't think Pacino could play them today if he was given the roles anew. He sort of proved that in III: that wasn't Michael Corleone, that was Hoooah Mafia Boss.