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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.
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!
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.…
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…
Nothing exceeds like excess, and very few things are as overblown, overwrought and, indeed, over the top as Brian DePalma's hysterical re-imagining of Scarface, based on a screenplay by Oliver Stone that transposed the comparatively sedate prohibition-era criminality of Howard Hawks' 1932 original for the drug-fuelled venality of the more-is-more culture of the 1980s. Set in a Miami flooded with Cuban refugees and blanketed by cocaine, the newly arrived Tony Montana, played by Al Pacino in a frenzied fit of grotesque pantomime, rapidly ascends to the top of the local drug business seemingly be sheer force of will. Such is the extent to which his actions are driven by animal instinct, the improbability of such a renegade narcissist rising so…
Tony Montana's good at his game. He's tough, rough and mean. Yet, underneath there's something unique and kind about this most unusual guy. He's off to America. To begin the dream. To get it, he'll have to do a few seedy deeds. He's playing with fire. but it is, after all, for the pursuit of his personal desires.
Up the ladder he climbs. Making good friends with Miami's lords of crime. One has a pretty girl. She's sweet. But Tony's just not the kind of guy she would usually meet. But under these circumstances, they do. and she soon discovers that Tony is one cool dude.
Relationship with chick on hold. Off to Columbia he goes. A deal is made.…
"You die motherfucker, don't fuck with me"
Iconic film, legendary actor! Brian De Palma did a flawless job!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Scarface is zonder twijfel een ongelofelijke klassieker, het gewicht dat de film met zich meedraagt, de ontelbare iconische posters die in koten en slaapkamers hangen en zoek maar iemand die "say hello to my little friend" niet kan quoten.
De eerste 40 minuten had ik wel moeite met deze faam te begrijpen, de film had last van 2 extremen: ofwel waren het veel te wijde shots die veel te lang aanhielden ofwel waren het veel te snelle shots die me meer aan een doolhof deden denken dan een begrijpbare actie scene. Daarboven is de muziek ook pittig gedateerd, de synthesizers deden denken aan een minder charmante maar eerder kitsche versie van de clockwork orange soundtrack. Het mistte de charme van…
As a tale of the corruption of power and the dangers of the 'American Dream' Scarface possesses none of the finesse of The Godfather. De Palma's interpretation may be more about drug-addled psychosis than the tortured soul of Tony Montana, but it's still an exhilarating, visceral ride, driven by Pacino's maniacal performance.
I don't really get all the hype. It was cool, for sure, and the music was great. Pacino was wonderful. My favorite scene was the early drug deal in the hotel room. I wish the rest of the film had been more like that. It was a little unfocused later on, the montage was ridiculous, and the ending shootout, while badass and tragic and shit, was almost laughable after a point. Cocaine's a hell of a drug, but just how many bullets can one man take?
I will never understand the rabid following this film has inspired. Someone help me out here.
"So say goodnight to the bad guy! Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me tell you."
'Scarface' before 'The Wolf of Wall Street' may have been the most excessive work in American cinema. It's one of those films that you grow up on when you're younger based on it's legacy in pop culture. Certainly when I was growing up the film was on constant repeat, the ferocious performance by Al Pacino, the chainsaw killing, the sublime 80's score by Giorgio Moroder, the eminently quotable dialogue, the mansions, tigers, piles of cocaine and the most spectacular 'blaze of glory' ending just absolutely did it for me when I was younger.
An over-the-top performance from Al Pacino, but not in a bad way.
I do like Scarface, but did find the jarring music and frantic pacing off putting throughout.
Great Al Pacino part.
Say hello to my successful, moneymaking, legendary friend.
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