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Scarface (1983) Movie Information

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110

Avg. Rating:

3.15/4

# of Ratings:

719

Genres:

Crime, Thriller

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/09/1983

Director:

Brian De Palma

Actors:

Al Pacino
Michelle Pfeiffer
Steven Bauer
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Robert Loggia
F. Murray Abraham

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

An illegal Cuban immigrant greedily takes control of the drug land in Florida, where he faces crime corruption, and police infiltration.

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Ian 09/16/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

This is a perfect example of an overrated film. It is the tried and true tale of a rise of a powerful drug lord. Eventually his empire unravels and he falls in spectacular fashion. There is nothing particularly noteworthy about any of it. This is a movie a lot of people like because it's "cool to like Scarface." It has been ripped off countless times as well, see Blow, Wolf of Wall Street, Empire, etc...

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Matthew Brady 08/04/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

Best movie 1983.

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worleyjamers 06/24/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Brilliant! One of the best mob movies ever. Almost as good as the Godfathers and GoodFellas, in my opinion. Al Pacino gives a memorable and highly underrated performance as Tony Montana. Really good performances by Michelle Pfeiffer and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio too. A classic.

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  Pat
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08/19/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Say Hello to Reality

If you're looking for the most overrated film, your search is over. Scarface (1983) is extremely poorly edited, cast, acted, and overlong. Okay, so I am supposed to wait nearly 3 flippin hours to hear the only line people quote from this film, "Say hello to my little friend!"? This line is not even tangible to any type of realistic or cinematic situation! Hell, even the way Al Pacino delivers the line is pretty lame and its comes off as simply silly! This movie is overly anticlimactic in every sense of the word. I honestly don't know how this movie made it so big other than the fact that it is inspired by true events. But you know what Hollywood, every movie is inspired by true events, so I just destroyed the meaning of that description in this very review.

Rating of
1/4 

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  cinegeek.de
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04/25/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Gier

Our Daily Free Stream: Brian de Palma - Scarface. Zum Geburtstag von Al Pacino! - Brian de Palmas Scarface steht und fällt mit Al Pacinos Performance: Wie er aggressiv mit den Zähnen knirscht, Kaugummi kaut, Kokain zieht und mit den Armen ruderd - einige feiern ihn dafür, anderen ist das zuviel. Aber was hätten seine Kritiker denn erwartet? Etwa Realismus? Eine Charakterstudie? Einen massvollen Auftritt? Tony Montana ist all das nicht. Er lebt nur für seinen eigenen Ruhm. Von Beginn an, da er noch in einem kubanischen Flüchtlingscamp eingesperrt ist, geht es ihm um nichts anderes, sich selbst und damit jedem anderen etwas zu beweisen. Aus Kuba geflohen besitzt er in Florida nichts: Keine Waffen, kein Geld. Nichts ausser seinem Mut. Er wirkt gefährlich und erfinderisch und dieser Bluff ist...

 

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12/06/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A Detriment to the Crime Thriller

This will probably be my most disagreed with review on the site, but I don't care. This movie was horrible. I couldn't stand it. Truly can't believe the attention this movie got. Al Pacino was horrible in this movie. I think everybody involved in the movie got to far into the roles by blowing so much coke and producing this garbage....... with that said I will tell you why I hate it.

This movie is comical at best. All characters are caricature-like, I felt like this was a parody movie on gangster movies. Al Pacino ate the entire set with the most over-acting I have ever seen performed on such a highly acclaimed movie. The movie has no brain or depth. It is 3-hours of cliche' scenes and quotes for wanna-be thugs to quote and idolize. The final scene is not good. It is not. I felt like I...

Rating of
1/4 

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Scarface is back in theaters nationwide for one-night only on August 31! The film is digitally resorted and includes a mini featurette that will include interviews with popular filmmakers and talent on how this cult classic has influenced society and filmmaking through the years.

http://www.fathomevents.c om/classics/event/scarfac e.aspx

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