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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!
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!
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…
I have mixed feelings on Scarface. On the one hand Al Pacino is fucking amazing, giving one if not his craziest and best performances. But on the other hand this movie is kinda terrible. Brian De Palma goes overboard with remaking Scarface. This movie has garnered a following recently and honestly the original opinion that critics had was kinda right. This movie is so over the top itd not a movie, its a show of insanity. And while insanity in movies is certainly not a bad thing, just look at Mad Max: Fury Road. But where Mad Max succeeds Scarface fails. But I will admit that the gun fight is awesome. But besides that, this movie doesn't do it for me. Maybe cocaine would have helped. Hmm
"Say hello to my little friend".
Make it a double feature with Cocaine Cowboys (not a so good movie, but a great story) and you'll learn to fear the hot blood of latinos like me.
Obra maestra, simple y llanamente. Quizá demasiado crítica con el comunismo para mi gusto, pero que vaya, yo entiendo que el mensaje principal no es tanto la crítica al comunismo como el poder, la avaricia, la corrupción y la oda a la violencia de la que hace gala el filme. Un reparto excelente, con un Tony Montana interpretado por un Al Pacino espectacular. Y joder, Miami en los 80, MIAMI EN LOS PUTOS 80.
Disculpadme, voy a jugar a GTA Vice City. LO PUTO NECESITO.
32 years on from its original cinematic release, some would consider Scarface to be a misunderstood masterpiece of its time, getting a critically negative response and amongst individuals within the film industry also (allegedly Dustin Hoffman fell asleep during it, writers John Irving and Kurt Vonnegut allegedly stormed out....however Martin Scorsese told Steven Bauer that 'You guys are great – but be prepared, because they're going to hate it in Hollywood... because it's about them.') yet over the decades it has become a cult classic and also its influence on hip-hop rappers (so much so, that it ended up being part of an extra doc-piece for the special edition DVD). For me I found Scarface to be a very theatrical…
Brian De Palma dedicates this 1983 feature to Howard Hawks and Ben Hecht, authors of the 1932 original, though I doubt they would find much honor in his gory inflation of their crisp, 90-minute comic nightmare into a lumbering, self-important, arrhythmic downer of nearly three hours. It was De Palma's first attempt at a "serious" film, and he steeled himself for the task by reading up on the literature—great undigested hunks of Robert Warshow's "The Gangster as Tragic Hero" are planted in the chaotic action like looming signposts of significance. But there's no attempt to reimagine the material beyond the change of venue from Italian Chicago to Cuban Miami; De Palma merely attempts what Hawks and Hecht might have, given…
Overrated. Overlong. Pretty dumb.
Darkly hilarious, brimming with excess and ending in a cascade of bullets, Scarface is as bloody and ridiculous as you’d expect for a film all about just how far one man can get on a sense of entitlement and stubbornness. The notion that Tony Montana is anything other than a confident idiot is laughable, but it’s perhaps worth noting just how much loyalty and lunacy he’s able to inspire even if he never has any semblance of a plan.
And as a study of anger and paranoia (especially as both relate to Montana’s need for control, particularly over women), Scarface is very consistently effective. The film is perhaps a little overlong and tiresome for some fairly lengthy stretches, but it also pays off and it’s gripping when it has to be, with a twisted sense of humour throughout.
Doblada en el TVN. Se me había olvidado lo buena que era.
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…