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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…
Very good :)
|- Al Pacino in seiner besten Rolle
|- Aufstieg und Fall selten so episch dargestellt worden
|- Glorifizierendes 80er Jahre Setting in Miami
|- Zum Glück eine frei interpretierte Version zu Al Capones Leben
|- Wenn die Kamera auf den erstarrten Tony, mit schriller Musik untermalt, heranzoomt ist dem Zuschauer sofort die kolerisch unberechenbare Art bewusst - tolles Stilmittel!
|- Sehr brutal und wegweisend für viele Filme in Sachen Härte und Dramatik
عظييييم عظيييم اداء الباتشينو كان شي للتاريخ الاحداث والنهايه عظيمه احد افضل الافلام اللي شفتها في حياتي تقيمي اكيد بدون تفكير 10/10
In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.
I know it's long. I know it's ridiculous. I know it's cartoonish. But I love this film. It's always such an entertaining watch.
It's crazy and over the top in the best possible way.
Pacino is the man.
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|- miami + 80's = <3
|- ausgezeichnet gut dargestellte charakterentwicklung durch schauspielerische leistung
|- ein mega epischer aufstieg begleitet von sehr ausdrucksstarken und tiefgründigen, allerdings auch representativen, unterhaltsamen szenen
|- tony montanas kaputte persönlichkeit am ende, die aus seinem egoismus und seiner gier resultiert, entsteht total unverkrampft
It seemed rare for remakes to be better remembered compared to the original. Not only did that happen here but it is also as good as the 1932 film. One of the better Al Pacino roles made more memorable also by select quotes. Better than I expected and could see why people like this.
A classic DePalma film. "Say hello to my lil' friend". Pacino is over the top though that is what it makes it so fun to watch.
At first I thought this movie blew but De Paloma's talent at set pieces shone through in the second half.
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Wie immer ist Al Pacino wieder mal überragend. Die Story, Darstellung der Charaktere, Setbau bis hin zu Spezialeffekten sind alle mehr als gelungen. Wobei ich sagen muss, das mir die Kameraarbeit als ein wenig negativ und relativ belanglos aufgefallen ist. Da ist die aus der Pate besser. Der Film hat unglaublich coole Szenen und ein sehr cooles gelungenes Ende. Der Film zeigt, dass egal wie reich man ist oder egal wie viel Macht man hat, es sich nie lohnt all das durch Kriminalität zu erlangen. Ich weiß nicht was in den Achtzigern los war, aber das FSK 18 ist Blödsinn. Den Film könnt ihr auch schon mit dreizehn oder vierzehn sehen...
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