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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.
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…
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…
deserves its fame
hm. well. it's entertaining? and definitely better after rewatches. not by much though.
Ich könnte mich jetzt einfach hinstellen, laut "Meisterwerk Motherfucker!" schreien, das imaginäre Mikrofon droppen und von der noch imaginäreren Bühne latschen, aber das wäre doch etwas zu einfach.
Denn auch wenn wir es hier sicherlich mit einem Klassiker zu tun haben, liegt das eigentlich nur an der großen Al Pacino Show, der hier einfach eine absolut fantastische Leistung abliefert. Das überrascht zwar nicht wirklich, übertüncht aber doch, dass der Film so ein bis zwei kleine Längen aufzuweisen hat, die aber wohl auch einfach der Laufzeit von fast 3 Stunden geschuldet sind. Um ehrlich zu sein, habe ich generell Probleme mit so langen Filmen, da ich irgendwann einfach so ein bisschen das Interesse verliere. Dies ist aber eins der Beispiele, das…
Film 383 of my 2015 500 Film Challenge
It may have been slated by critics on its initial release due to the excessive violence, swearing and length. I don't want to sound childish, but these critics are whiny little pussies.
Scarface is a powerhouse production from the get go. A 3 hour engrossing crime-epic about the rise and fall of Tony Montana. Led by Al Pacino's fully commited and engaging performance that demanded attention and awards, this is easily his best performance of his long career.
Brian De Palma directs this story with such grit and violence that it is incredible. Tony's excessive and insane lifestyle kinda reminded me of The Wolf of Wall Street, but with a lot more…
A masterpiece, epic character piece on the rise and fall of Notorious Drug Lord, Tony Montana. Absolutely gripping and powerful in performances, the exciting visuals and spectacular story that focuses on the monstrous ideas of greed, corruption and uncontrollable power.
Al Pacino delivers his best performance as Tony Montana, a charismatic, egocentric, determined and shattered monster who goes above and beyond to prove to everyone he is more than just an immigrant from Cuba. There are stellar performances across the board with great chemistry rubbing off of each actor and onto another. In particular Michelle Pfeiffer's collected and brilliant performance, her chemistry with Pacino and her husband during the film, Robert Loggia who also turns in a great performance. Steven…
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"SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND"
Scarface is one of those films where I've heard so many great things about it, so naturally I went in expecting a gangster movie classic masterpiece ... however I suppose maybe I went in expecting a little a bit too much from it as when I finished it, it was nothing more than just your average action gangster film and I didn't really see anything in the film which would make me want to call it a classic.
On the bright side, I thought this film dealt with the romance between Tony Montana and Elvira Hancock quite well as I personally thought it was one of the more interesting parts of the story. As well as the action in the…
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…