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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.
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…
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…
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…
Minus one star for "Push it to the Limit."
I like that Tony Montana is kind of a loser canon - which we don't usually see from gangsters - but I'm not a fan of a lot of the casting decisions in this. Cubans existed in the 80s, right? And I bet some of them were actors, even....
One of the most engaging films of all time in many senses.
I must have seen it about 20 times so far.
Every time I watch it I seem to get a new angle on it.
Acting from Al Pacino in this film in one of the most legendary of all time.
The story is also really very raw and to the point, the classic dynamics of reproduction, survival, battle for better life and greed.
An awesome film!
"Enjoyable but Flawed"
Scarface - both the man and the film - were ultimately too simple to be truly satisfying. As a character, he might have balls, as he's constantly reminding us, and his brashness is responsible for the good bits in the film, but overall, it's somehow a bit of a letdown after the manipulative cunning of a Michael Corleone. And as you watch the film, it's so utterly predictable what's going to happen. As soon as you seen Elvira for the first time, it's obvious that Tony will have to get rid of Frank at some point. When Manny mentions how nice Tony's sister is, it's obvious that his feelings for her will lead to his demise. And when Sosa tells Tony never to f*** him over, it's obvious that he will and that that's how the film will end.
A remake of the 1930s film of the same name adapted to fit into 1980s Miami. The story is the same aside from some minor tweaks, and the movie is quite entertaining, but as with most remakes it falls short.
A timeless classic. The best mob movie eccept for mabey "Good Fellas" and "The Godfather" Al Paccino maks you feel like he is an actual gangster. Something very few people have the talent to do. The ONLY person i have seen play the part better would have to be James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in the hit HBO series "The Sopranos"
#Brian De Palma-thon.
Everybody's laughing, but two guys are not. They came here to kill.
Less a BDP movie than Oliver Stone's attempt at fighting his coke demons.
Me encantaría ser una señora en la secuencia del restaurante.
Belated Happy Birthday Brian De Palma.
I decided to revisit Scarface because I've had a bit of a reevaluation of De Palma's work recently, I originally wrote him off as someone who just didn't appeal to me, pretty much based off my initial reaction to Scarface. And Scarface is one of those films that you really only remember the best bits about. You remember the excess and the money, the quotable lines, the endless swearing, the mountains of cocaine and the Hawaiian shirts, the music and the montages. I love all that stuff, so why is the film quite a burden to sit through.
Mainly because you're never quite sure whether you're laughing with the film or at the film.…
Compelling and vibrant, Scarface has aged incredibly well.
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…