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Scarface (1983 movie)

53 Ratings: 3.2
A gangster movie starring Al Pacino directed by Brian De Palma

Brian De Palma's blood-and-sun-drenched saga of a Cuban deportee's rise to the top of Miami's cocaine business has become something of a popular classic since its release; it's been referenced in rap songs and subsequent gangster movies … see full wiki

Director: Brian De Palma
Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 9, 1983,
MPAA Rating: R
4 reviews about Scarface (1983 movie)
review by . August 19, 2009
Scarface as everyone already knows is a part of American pop culture. This remake of the gangster picture has "modernized" the original plot and pumped up the violence and at the time set the record for obscenity in a major Hollywood production. Instead of being an Italian immigrant, this time Tony his a refugee from Cuba, instead of Beer it's Cocaine (during this time period American was in the midst of a major cocaine hangover that spread from the late 70's and into the 80's). The film …
review by . March 05, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Pacino, Bauer, and a hot Pfeiffer     Cons: none for me     The Bottom Line:   “A devil in the flesh a rebel at its best  No complaining we live in hell and I'm blessed, Scarface”  ~Lil Wayne     Scarface tells the story of small time hood, Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant that arrived in Miami during the big humanity transfer that Castro initiated. Using the guise of joining families that …
review by . January 02, 2004
The 20th Anniversary release of SCARFACE reminds us that our movies of today that deal with violence have not grown more intense than the older films like THE GODFATHER for Italian organized crime and SCARFACE for Cuban/Colombian organized crime. It is difficult to watch this well made movie because of its ultravivid bloodshed, but once past this obstacle there are reasons to revisit Brian DePalma's interpretation of Oliver Stone's screenplay. Al Pacino gives a mighty performance as the title character, …
review by . September 11, 2003
posted in Movie Hype
Having seen the previous Scarface (starring Paul Muni) many years ago, I was curious to see what director Brian De Palma would do with what I incorrectly assumed to be essentially similar material. In fact, De Palma co-authored a script (with Oliver Stone) and created a film which shares almost nothing in common with its predecessor. Al Pacino is brilliant as Tony Montana, a vicious and impoverished Cuban immigrant who eventually becomes a wealthy drug lord in Miami. Along the way, he eliminates …
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