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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.
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.…
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!
The inhabitants of a coastal American city are terrorized by a vicious, single-minded predator that arrives on their shores and consumes as much as possible. Political forces seeking largely to maintain profit margins prevent local law enforcement from being able to battle the monster effectively, but eventually a lucky shot gives him an explosive death on his own territory.
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…
It's not a bad movie, not even close, but it's not my cup of tea. I couldn't connect at any level with the story of this particular egomaniac. Everything is so over the top that it's quite a fun movie, though.
Probably my favourite performance from Al Pacino, I liked him even more in this than in The Godfather films. This film tells the story of one man's rise to power after being sent to the U.S. from Cuba. One of the things I loved the most is that Miami felt so lived-in, I really felt that in this movie more than others. In every shot there dozens of people driving cars, walking through the streets and dancing in the clubs. My only gripe is that towards the end it just starts feeling weak until the infamous line "Say hello to my little friend!". Amazing performances throughout, this title is worthy of being one of the best crime films ever made.
When Tony is taking a bath and looks at the flamingos on his tv and calls them pelicans EASILY makes it 5 stars. Al Pacino is iconic
De Palma's remake of the Howard Hawks film from 1932 does exactly what a remake should do. It remains true to enough elements of the original to be considered a bona fide remake yet it takes the story into completely different territory and it realises a much grander vision. Much like the original it is violent, however it is also morally ambiguous and intriguingly contradictory. Tony Montana is a character who is a lot more complex than he is credited for. Pacino lends an contemplative element to the bravura and excess, which allows a way into the character for the audience. Pacino's performance contains enough subtlety for this to simmer under the surface for the most part, but it really…
Long. Hard for me To empathize. Need to rewatch or maybe I don't get the hype.
Directed by Brian De Palma from a script by Oliver Stone, this 2-hour- and-49-minute remake of the 1932 SCARFACE has the length of an epic but not the texture of an epic, and its dramatic arc is faulty. Al Pacino's Tony Montana, a Cuban who scrambles to the top of the Miami drug world, is just starting to learn the ropes and then, sated with wealth and dope, he's moldy. The middle of the movie is missing; we get the aftermaths but not the capers. For the first three-quarters of an hour, the film feels like the beginning of a new-style, post- GODFATHER gangster epic--hot and raw, like a spaghetti Western. But when Tony gets everything he wants, he's a…
Say hello to my lil' fwiend
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…