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Pat - wrote on 08/19/2016
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.
cinegeek.de - wrote on 04/25/2016
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 …
FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 12/06/2012
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 …
Yojimbo - wrote on 04/19/2012
Some films sum up the time in which they were made perfectly, often regardless of their quality. Brando's The Wild One is one, Easy Rider is another. Brian De Palma's Scarface is the epitome of the 80s; a tale of the single-minded and ruthless pursuit of wealth and possessions leading to emptiness and ultimate self-destruction in a sea of tacky excess, all set to a truly HORRENDOUS soundtrack. And by the same measure, of course, it is also very dated. It's easy to see why Pacino's Tony Montana became such an icon, but it truly is a one man show; the direction is clumsy and unsophisticated and the peripheral characters and their relationships secondary and superficial at best. But Pacino really is something to behold. Like the previously mentioned films, it's certainly worth seeing once …
MovieAddict - wrote on 01/21/2012
One of the greatest gangster movies ever made! Brian De Palma's brutal but epic masterpiece. This is the type of film that keeps Hollywood alive because of its timelessness.
Al Pacino is in top form as a Cuban refugee in this dark, socially-challenging take on the old "rags-to-riches" stories that epitomize American capitalism. The American dream is everyone's secret fantasy and Al takes it to the max portraying the self-obsessed, arrogant anti-hero Tony Montana who gets in the business with his right hand man and best buddy, Manny (Steven Bauer). From the opening shots of Castro's eviction of 250,000 unwanted Cubans to its climactic ending, "Scarface" portrays a roller coaster ride through Miami's cocaine world, and a thrilling look as Tony becomes one of the country's most …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/10/2011
A well directed film about excess, power and loyalty. Al Pacino is Tony Montana, a Cuban refugee who rose from the tanks. Definitely one of the most popular cult gangster film due to the impact it had for musical artists, video games, books and television spoofs. A young Michelle Pfeiffer as Elvira Hancock was really good in her role. Pacino's performance and accent alone brought the movie to life. The picture not only had stunning camera work, but also its screenplay was effective. One of the many memorable lines from Tony Montana - "In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women." "All I have in this world is my balls and my word, and I don't break 'em for no one." "Say hello to …
Nick - wrote on 04/10/2010
All I can say is wow. This movie is the defining moment in mob film history one of the best. Al Pacino was mesmerizing one of his best performances out of his storied career. The whole cast was brilliant loved this movie from start to finish. The best thing about this film is it's still talked about today. There's all kinds of toys and stuff that you can buy. It's amazing how well it done. No one knew that it would be this great but it was. This movie will pull you in from start to finish. It's a powerful movie and it's about Power, Money, Respect and I can go on and on. If you like Al Pacino then you will love this movie you have to see it if your a fan of him it's one of his best. The last half hour of this film will win you over if you have any doubts about it. Michelle Pfeiffer was …
mdtinney - wrote on 05/26/2009
One of the most definitive gangster films of the 80's, Scarface is very much a film of its time. The first thing you notice when you watch this film is that it is screaming at you, 'made in 1983'. The costumes, the music score and soundtrack, the hairstyles, make no mistake about it this is a film all about crime in the 80's and while it should have dated horribly it hasn't. This is still a superb film. While Georgio Moroder's music has dated a fair bit, it still compliments the story of Tony Montana well thanks to the superb screenplay by Oliver Stone and the first class direction of Brian De Palma, one of two films that he has made with Pacino (the other being the fantastic Carlito's Way). All of De Palma's trademarks are here; the strong language, the graphic violence, the stylish …