Watched Jul 07, 2012
Michael Mackenzie’s review:
I prefer CARLITO'S WAY - a minority opinion, and possibly influenced by the fact that I watched it first and SCARFACE second, but there it is. Al Pacino's performance is exceptional - you really do forget you're watching an actor, such is the extent to which he BECOMES Tony Montana, and the usual De Palma set-pieces are very much in evidence. However, for a fairly lengthy stretch of the film - between the infamous chainsaw scene and the nightclub assassination attempt - I must admit the film began to drag and I was in danger of losing interest. So yep, good film - possibly great, even - but CARLITO'S WAY, with its more focused narrative and more intriguing protagonist, gets my vote.