All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
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After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.
Written by Oliver Stone, directed by Brian De Palma & starring Al Pacino in the most vicious role of his career, Scarface is widely considered as a defining classic of its genre & also works as one fascinating character study but what single-handedly elevates this crime drama to a certain level of greatness is Pacino's unforgettable rendition of his character, Tony Montana.
A remake of the 1932 film of the same name, Scarface tells the story of Tony Montana; a Cuban immigrant who arrives in 1980s America with nothing but then rapidly rises to become a powerful drug lord. Extremely protective of his younger sister, disowned by his mother & driven by his greed for more power, the plot covers his journey to…
You've heard the saying "The face that launched a thousand ships"?
Well this is the movie that launched the small time weed-dealing careers of thousands of highschool gangsters with scarface posters on their bedroom walls in their parent's houses.
Brian De Palma's Scarface is unquestionably one of the great gangster epics, mainly because of its incredible vibrancy and hyper realism in regards to both the style and the main character tapestry. The feeling of the film is simply suffocating, clashing sound and image in a concussive fashion that bears a shocking resemblance to a train-wreck. In a good way of course. Yet, under all the neon and the constant blaring of a wonderful Giorgio Moroder soundtrack is a character study loaded with depth and crystal-clear focus.
De Palma's direction in particular is amazingly concise. In the infamous "hotel-room sequence", the tension is slowly cranked up to 11, and it works as a result of De Palma's tightly wound timing.…
Scarface over the last thirty years has attained cult status as a crime classic. Directed by Brian De Palma with a blood-soaked screenplay courtesy of Oliver Stone, Scarface is not for the fainthearted. Featuring a tour de force of maniacal menace from Al Pacino this doesn't paint Cubans in a very flattering light and copped flak from ex-pats living in the US. for its portrayal of their countrymen. Drug-fueled and violent, the birth of Tony Montana and Pacino's second most iconic character is sensational.
It's 1980 and Cuban refugee Tony Montana is prepared to do anything to rise through the criminal ranks and make a name for himself. Cue chainsaws, machine guns, and copious amounts of cocaine that turn little…
Review In A Nutshell:
Brian De Palma and Oliver Stone teaming up in their take of the American Dream, revolving around the political refugee named Tony Montana as he gets sucked into the glamour and profit of the drug underworld set in 1980 Miami. There have been two previous viewings where I felt this was a decent entry for both directors, couldn’t help myself but smile when its iconic moments appear on screen; but this recent viewing has opened my eyes to what dull catastrophe this film truly is, an experience that left me inattentive throughout due to its overpowering and discomforting performance by Al Pacino, and I mean this in a negative way, with his heavy accent and overemphasised…
Oliver Stone and Brian De Palma came together to make what is now considered a classic by many of the gangster genre, combining Oliver Stone's somewhat B-movie script with endlessly quotable dialogue with De Palma's elegant and fast paced directing.
It all starts with a mini-documentary of the Mariel boatlift accompanied by an amazing deep soundtrack and one of the cuban refugees is Tony Montana (Al Pacino) being interrogated and making jokes the whole time, he's a ballsy guy and he's ambitious. He only cares for his best friend Manny (Steven Bauer), with whom he shares his ambitions, and his sister, Gina (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), apart from that he doesn't feel for anyone else and will stop at nothing to…
Obra de arte.
Filmasso, até então o melhor filme que eu assisti no ano, entendi finalmente por que o espanto das pessoas quando eu dizia que ainda não tinha visto esse filme, filme apesar de longo muito bem montado, do começo até o meio parece um filme normal, depois as coisas começam a mudar e o filme assume uma trama muito bem montada, com atuação primorosa do Al Pacino, a fotografia é muito boa e as cores usadas são muito bem encaixadas, principalmente na mansão do Tony Montana, roteiro muito bem feito, com muita violência, os personagens mantém-se fiéis a eles mesmos através dos diálogos e acontecimentos, você fica com a percepção de que os personagens realmente existiram...
I'm back and forth about how much I like this film.
It isn't THAT great.
If you're feeling skeptical about De Palma's X rated gangster film, go watch the first scene then either confirm your suspicion or carry on with the film. I think the opening scene is the best part of the movie, and a very different way of introducing the main character intimately. The scene begins with Al Pacino surrounded by many feds standing in intimidation, Al Pacino looking upward, sizing them up. Gradually, as tensions rise--a common recurrence with Pacino's character--some of the feds sit down, and everything becomes eye-level. Finally, foreshadowing the entire story, from the point of submission and oppression, Al Pacino stands up in penance and rage. This scene is brilliant not only because it displays a progression we…
Push it to the limit.
"What you lookin' at? You all a bunch of fuckin' assholes. You know why? You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be? You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your fuckin' fingers and say, "That's the bad guy." So... what that make you? Good? You're not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you. Come on. Make way for the bad guy. There's a bad guy comin' through! Better get outta his way!"
Superb in all facets, a cast where even the most minor roles are well performed, a story that ebbs and flows and an atmosphere that's as comfy as a pizza taking a nap.
Doesn't get any better
al pacino is a legend
was soll man groß dazu sagen, ein kleiner möchtegerngangster fängt mit kleinen aufträgen, arbeitet sich hoch, schnappt sich die ische von ex-chef und knallt sich koks in die birne. macht ne menge asche und kauft sich n schmuckes haus.
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…