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Tony Montana is an exiled Cuban criminal who goes to work for Miami drug lord Robert Loggia. Montana rises to the top of Florida's crime chain, appropriating Loggia's cokehead mistress in the process.
A gangster powerhouse film that features the greatest climax in cinematic history. And I am not kidding. 'Scarface's ending is the stuff of legend. There is literally no better climax to a motion picture that I have ever seen. The shots are absolutely jaw-dropping.
But as for the movie as a whole, Brian De Palma's 'Scarface' is a visual exercise in dramatic pacing, storytelling, and Al Pacino's extremely versatile acting. This film often draws comparisons with what I believe to be the greatest motion picture of all time, 'The Godfather,' since both films are classics and both deal with famous gangster mythology...and both feature a terrific Al Pacino in his two most famous roles. However, the two films, and Al…
Two powerhouses Brian DePalma and Oliver Stone made history when they created the ultimate iconic film legend in the form of Tony Montana (Al Pacino)!
The rise and fall of Tony Montana is the stuff of legends! Larger than life figure whose the epitome of all things machismo! One of the most memorable, most quoted and most emulated figures of cinema history!
Highly recommended to those whom appreciate the Gangster/Mobster genre!
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…
Scarface is definitely worthy of its cult status, featuring one of Al Pacino most iconic performances as the ambitious, ruthless and proud Tony Montana. Brian De Palma does a geat job in making us feel transported to this period of time with the flashy soundtrack, stylish direction and many quotable scenes. Apart from pacing issues, Scarface is undeniably a fascinating film. While the story might seem pretty straightforward, it feels grand and you can't help but get totally captivated by Pacino's impressive performance and the whole vibe of the 80s. There's plenty of violence, dark humor and drama, making it always a highly engaging piece of work. I can only regret not having seen this remarkable gem before!
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.…
The rise and rise of gangster Tony Montana (Al Pacino in a role that remains one of his very best), as depicted by Brian De Palma, remains as riveting today as it was in the 80s and 90s for a variety of reasons. In fact, I mistrust anyone who doesn’t have The Godfather, Goodfellas and Scarface as their holy trinity of modern gangster movies.
Scarface opens, as the original movie did, with a statement of context. This is what we get at the very beginning: “In May 1980, Fidel Castro opened the harbor at Mariel, Cuba with the apparent intention of letting some of his people join their relatives in the United States. Within seventy-two hours, 3,000 U.S. boats were…
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Tony Montana: The only thing in this world that gives orders... is balls.
Scarface is a remake of a classic gangster movie.
Who said that all remakes are bad
Masterfully directed by Brian de Palma
The power of violence,vulgarness,bad words,drugs,cocaine,money,the f-word and the very charismatic Tony Montana makes this a classic gangster movie popular in our pop culture and film history.
Al Pacino makes Tony Montana this loud,violent and harmful character.With the great cast of characters,we are introduced to the struggles,dreams,ambitions and personality of Tony Montana.
Tony Montana works up to be the Drug Kingpin of Miami.
Assassinating a person
Drug exchange that doesn't go as plan
Love for Sister
Killing your boss
Being the boss
It shows us that work is needed to advance
and don't let greed and hate manipulate you.
Scarface isn't a perfect film, but it's one of those films that has enough good elements that make it a classic.
It's surprisingly under stylized, considering it's an 80's film. If you compare it to the like of something such as "To Live And Die In L.A.", it's 80's flair is pretty understated, except for some of the style and certain musical choices, such as Push It To The Limit, or even Giorgio Moroders' wonderful synth score. I almost would have liked it to have been more in your face with it, but what can you do. But when the style does come out, it's great. The club scenes with the neon lights and music, the fancy mansion, the clothing,…
"You wanna fuck with me? Okay. You wanna play rough? Okay. Say hello to my little friend!"
A movie about people acting stupid and overreacting all the time. It was lame, with a story to match and the acting wasn't convincing.
I once saw an interview with Al Pacino in which he was asked about his acting methods. He shrugged the question off by saying: "They give me the lines, and I just say them". I don't think Pacino ever attended the Marlon Brando Academy for Method Acting, but he sure as hell gives a performance that not only pulls you in, it engages you and makes you believe.
And holy crap: that ending. What an ending. I can see why Tarantino likes to throw the "shoot out" scenes into films like Kill Bill and Django Unchained - Tony Montana really set the bar for them!
obviously, it was nothing short of amazing, its a MCFREAKIN AL PACINO MOVIE
The red scare, political refugee, mobsters. Got to love this film!! Only motif I noticed was the music that ensued murder. Not neary like the X's in the '83 version.
P.S. Great year!!
At this point, Scarface is less of a film and more of a cultural icon - one after finally seeing Scarface, I can say I do not understand at all. The story of Scarface is essentially "man kills his way to the top, until he is also killed." I could understand a reverence for most organized crime films, but this isn't exactly one I get.
The first half of the film is far more intriguing than the second half, as we watch Tony Montana working his way up the ladder. Watching him go from an immigrant to crime lord is exciting, but once he becomes the coke-snorting monster, the film sinks significantly.
My biggest problem with Scarface might be that…
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…