• Massafaka

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Massafaka 01 Dec, 2013

    Na gut, den hab ich auch schon mehrmals gesehen und er lässt immer mehr nach. Etwas holprig das ganze, die Zeitsprünge kommen eigenartig, Pacino spielt den Machowichser natürlich gut und die 80er-Synthiemusik regelt anfangs, wird aber in Kitschszenen unfreiwillig komisch. Zugutehalten muss man dem Film, dass Tony echt richtig schön straight forward agiert, und keine Kompromisse eingeht. Unfreiwillige Komik auch im Finale mit dem Sonnenbrillentypen, abgesehen davon, dass das Killerkommando anscheinend gleich mal nach Florida gebeamt wurde. Naja,

    7/10 bleiben noch. Original ist besser.

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  • David Raposa

    ★★★½ Watched by David Raposa 21 Jul, 2014

    The disclaimer in the credits might be the most vulgar thing in this film. (Whoever signed off on "the American scene" should be ashamed of themselves; I'm looking at you, Oliver.)

    As for the vulgarity of the actual film, I honestly could've used more, because there are severe lulls (especially between the shower scene -- oh Brian you Hitch-loving goober, you; he doesn't quite execute the same editorial ballet that Hitchcock did, but it's still a nice [intentional?] wink --…

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  • Pike Bishop

    ★★★ Watched by Pike Bishop 18 Jul, 2014

    A gaudy shooting spree that is entertaining but an overall disappointing remake.

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  • dartagnan

    ★★★½ Watched by dartagnan 17 Jul, 2014

    It's easy to see why this film became such an iconic one (six words: say hello to my little friend), and I must give it kudos for being able to keep my attention on the plot when there were so many distractions like:

    - the soundtrack. Wow. It is super eighties.
    - how beautiful Michelle Pfeiffer is...and how ridiculously skimpy her outfits are. In her first scene she basically goes out to dinner in a fancy nightdress.
    - the hunky…

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  • Peter Cox

    ★★★★ Watched by Peter Cox 16 Jul, 2014

    Improbably I'd never seen this before now. A slick mountain of excess. Don't remember Pacino wearing a scarf once, mind.

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  • MARTIN BRADLEY

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by MARTIN BRADLEY 11 Jul, 2014

    Not so much a remake as a reinvention of Howard Hawks' 1932 classic, Brian De Palma's SCARFACE gave Al Pacino one of his greatest roles as Tony Montana, the Cuban immigrant who comes to Miami and embraces capitalism in the only way he knows how. Violent, excessive and almost 3 hours long, De Palma's movie is something of classic itself and Pacino's admittedly wildly over-the-top performance is nevertheless hugely enjoyable. He is also the only one to get his name…

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  • Juliano Cezar

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Juliano Cezar 10 Jul, 2014

    Along with Goodfellas and The Godfather trilogy, one of the most intense stories of rise and fall of a mobster. Al Pacino unleashed as never before or after.

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  • Angie

    ★★★★½ Watched by Angie 09 Jul, 2014

    Can't believe I've waited this long to watch it. i was into it ever since the first moments when i heard Al Pacino being interrogated. He is such an amazing actor, I can't believe it, I was missing out so much!

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  • Garrett Irwin

    ★★★★½ Added by Garrett Irwin

    Infinitely quotable and more than a little cartoonish, Brian De Palma's update of Howard Hawks' seminal gangster film revels in its freedom to be larger than life. A work as akin to pop art as any other form, it reworks the crime melodrama in bold, primary colors, mostly blood red. Attracting a great deal of attention for its violence at the time of its release, the controversy overshadowed the fact that everything in the film ran to extremes, including Pacino's…

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  • Robert Beksinski

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Robert Beksinski 06 Jul, 2014 3

    Is Scarface the definition of a cult film? Is it perhaps one of the greatest remakes ever made? Is it also a cocaine induced fantasy of egotistical proportions? Hell yes to all three.

    It is no wonder how this film turned out to find the rumors that supposedly Oliver Stone was highly addicted to cocaine while writing the script to this film. It was probably a pure euphoric fantasy for him at the time but what genius was spawned from…

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  • Knox Gray

    ★★★★ Added by Knox Gray

    Cheesy and brilliant.

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  • Charles Pedersen

    ★★½ Added by Charles Pedersen

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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