• slyman

    ★★★★½ Watched by slyman 01 Sep, 2015

    "I always tell the truth. Even when I lie."

    I Pledge To Watch These Damn Movies THIS Damn Year. How about you? #42 of 100

    A wild ride into a vortex of self destruction and catastrophe. Pacino is brilliant.

    Two word review: Fuck you!


  • Infected

    ★★★★ Watched by Infected 02 Sep, 2015

    One of De Palma's greatest strengths as a director is his ability to recontextualize other artists' works. He wasn't just riffing on Hitchcock when making things like Dressed to Kill or Body Double, he was exploring the lurid sexuality and grisly violence that existed mostly as subtext in Hitch's films and making it text - basically, making Hitchcock movies for the trashy '80s, giving them new meaning. Similarly, by taking Hawks' classic about alcohol prohibition and updating it to make…


  • TrueFilmReddit

    Watched by TrueFilmReddit 30 Jun, 2015

    continued from previous review....

    by /u/montypython22 on Reddit, who is also on Letterboxd!

    Such glorification-cum-decimation-of-the-gangster-life is taken to the next level in Brian De Palma’s 80s-fied remake of the Hawks film, starring Al Pacino. Here, De Palma and screenwriter Oliver Stone change Tony’s background (instead of playing a classic Italian-American gangster, Al Pacino plays a crude Cuban émigré from Castro’s regime named Tony Montana) as well as the poison-of-choice (instead of illegal booze during Prohibition, Tony peddles cocaine in the…


  • Thomas Hall

    ★★★★★ Added by Thomas Hall

    his performance was adequate.


  • Andreea

    ★★★½ Watched by Andreea 01 Sep, 2015

    Probably one of the most frustrating plots ever. Good film, shot and edited wonderfully with a great cast, but damn...


  • calvinnemeth

    ★★★½ Added by calvinnemeth

    Movie adaptation of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.


  • JPC

    ★★★★ Watched by JPC 28 Aug, 2015

    El resultado del momento dulce no, dulcísimo, de tres grandes: De Palma, Stone y Pacino.


  • johannvazquez

    ★★★★½ Added by johannvazquez

    This movie was directed by Brian De Palma, and the catching story, “Scarface”, was written by Oliver Stone. This story started when Fidel Castro opened the harbor at Mariel Cuba, sending about 125,000 Cuban refugees to reunite with their relatives in the United States. Among all these refugees, there is one who wants to conquer the world and follow the “American dream” and do anything it takes to achieve it. He finds himself with his friend Manny at a refugee…


  • Samuel Harris

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Samuel Harris 29 Aug, 2015 2

    Scarface: De Palma's excessive, hyperrealistic, self-indulgent, glorified classic.


  • Wooderson

    ★★★★★ Watched by Wooderson 29 Aug, 2015

    Film #29 of the Scavenger Hunt #5

    I don't trust a movie without a "push it to the limit" montage.


  • lory

    ★★★★★ Added by lory

    This film is such a classic of a classic. Despite the length I could watch this repeatedly.


  • Owen Hughes

    ★★★★ Watched by Owen Hughes 20 May, 2015

    Prior to attending a live Q&A with Al Pacino in London toward the back end of May this year, I spent a week or so beforehand catching up on some of his classics that I had otherwise not yet gotten around to seeing. First on the list was Brian De Palma and Oliver Stone's 1983 movie about the rise of a fictional Cuban drug lord, the iconic Tony Montana.

    Plenty of people have tried to warn me off it in…