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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.
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…
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.…
Some movies grow with you, whilst others fade away. This is the latter.
Once upon a time, in the latter years of high school, Scarface was seriously challenging to be my favourite film, and I had a "say hello to my little friend" memorabilia piece hanging on my bedroom wall. It was just a cool, good time movie.
I remember rewatching this last about 5 years ago, and not being too impressed. The magic was already fading. Unfortunately, I regard it even less highly now.
It is a decent acting ensemble, and very much a rise-and-fall shakespearian epic. Unfortunately, the characters here feel very thin. The Bauer-Mastrantonio chemistry is still very sweet and very tragic. I think Pfeiffer and F.…
As remakes go, Scarface already does better than 99% of the competition right out the gate: Updating one of the definitive Prohibition-era gangster stories for the cocaine era is an inspired choice, and one the movie capitalizes on completely.
There's some heavy stuff going on in Casa de Montana: Corruption, addiction, fanaticism, incest, greed, jealousy, violence, etc, and De Palma does his usual magic trick of spinning it all into a compulsively watchable stew. Even when you want to look away, you can't. Seeing this for the first time in years of De Palma worship made me realize just how huge his style is here - the set-pieces are just as gruesome and masterful as in his thrillers, probably my…
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I base my governing policies off this movie. Its mad tight.
You can't hate Tony Montana!
Scarface has been a polarizing affair ever since it's release, but it's one of my all time favorites nonetheless. More than just three hours of violence, profanity and drug use like many believe, Scarface places commentary on American capitalism, the advantages/disadvantages of greed, and a socially disadvantaged immigrant's perspective of capturing The American Dream. Scarface has memorable characters, a fantastic musical score, bravura performances, a strong story and lead from Al Pacino, and an undeniably ambitious, colorful style.
My favorite Al Pacino film. The film is so compelling and easy to watch again and again and again. This movie allows the audience to get a sense of the gritty realism and brutality of crime. The descent of Tony Montana in savagery is a sensation to watch.
it's a great classic film full of great performances. My only small issue is that I don't think it had to be that long. There were some parts that just weren't needed in my opinion.
Soldi a palate, donne divine e potere: Scarface ha tutto, meno quello che vuole veramente. Epico, edipico ed epocale come le vere tragedie.
Brian DePalma's classic crime drama is awesome. It is essentially a character study of cuban immigrant Tony Montoya and his rise and fall in the world of drugs. Well shot and always interesting, Scarface deserves it's acclaimed status and for me deserves a 4.5/5.
First reviewed 2011
My review -- this film is now on DVD and now on Blu-Ray, this film was released in cinema’s 9th December 1983, budget $25 million, return from box office $65,884,703, which I think for the time frame i.e. 1980s was a great return. Now it is time for me tell [my readers] this film deals with many adult subjects and has many aggressive scenes, so this film may not be for every member of your family, that being said Scarface is just amazing, for being almost 28 years old and people still go out to buy it on DVD or Blu-Ray , it must tell [my readers] how successful and legendary this film is. Film contents --…
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