on July 18, 2004
This is one of the greatest movies of all time and the AFI top 100 movies of all time refuses to acknowledge it. Al Pacino deserved an oscar for his portrayal of Tony Montana, the movie deserved an oscar for something yet this movie is constantly overlooked by all critics, but the cult following that it has amassed is by far more telling of it's popularity than sheer box office numbers. ask anyone on the street and they'll tell you Scarface is one of the best movies ever made, and if they don't think so they haven't seen it. So sit back, crack some hennessy and alize, light up a cigar, and enjoy one of the best movies ever made!
on November 24, 2003
I hated this movie and had a great time doing it. As relentlessly grim as it is artless, Scarface's bombastic score makes it painful to listen to as well. Clearly at no point did anyone say, "This is a steaming pile of dung, why don't we fix it?" The dialogue is dank, the plot predictable. One hopes that Al Pacino came down with Indigestion after all the scenery he chewed in this forgettable flick. Clearly a frontrunner for the 20th century's worst film, right behind "The Postman" and one slot ahead of "Howard The Duck". Honestly, I've seen better film on teeth.
on July 9, 2004
The 1980's was a horrible decade, too much greed and the clothes
and music was cheesy, distasteful, and horrible to the maximum.
Thier were great movies, but they seemed to be overshadowed by
plotless and stupid grade B action flicks like Rambo, Delta Force, and the flicks of Chuck Norris and Van Demme. I hated
most teen flicks of that decade which include The Lost Boys, and
St. Elmo's Fire. This is not even a film, it is a sorry excuse
for excess. Why do people love this flick so much, and whoever
says it's better than The Godfather has bitter taste in films.
This has no plot or character development, plus Al Pacino's Cuban accent sounds so phony, it sounds as If it's a Saturday
Night Live sketch. Michelle Pfieffer is beautiful looking, but
she wastes her talents with this garbage as does co-stars Mary
Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, Steven Bauer, and F. Murray Abraham. I am not a big fan of director Brian De Palma,
in fact he is overrated especially compared to filmmaker greats
like Martin Scorsese, Robert Altman, Akira Kurosawa, Alfred
Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Orson Wells, Joel and Ethan Coen,
Charlie Chaplin, and Howard Hawks (Who directed the 1930's version of the same name Scarface a.k.a. Shame Of A Nation, only
the main character there is a bootlegger). I symphatsize with the characters Al Pacino plays usually like his Michael Corleone
character in Francis Coppola's Godfather Films, Frank Serpico, and Sonny Wortzik in Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon, and to
another extent Carlito Brigante in Carlito's Way (Also by director De Palma, and producer Martin Bregman), but here his
arrogant mobster character Tony Montana is such a perverted jerk
and an over-the-top slob that you can't symphatsize with him.
Five star classics like Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull, The Godf-
ater Films, Arthur Penn's Bonnie And Clyde, Sam Peckinpah's The
Wild Bunch, and the original Scarface originally titled Shame
Of The Nation deserve to be remembers as excellent five star
classics for they feature bad characters but deep inside you can
symphatsize with them, for their character elements have
restrained emotions, emotional depth, and convincing elements
that make you feel for those characters. Scarface contains none
of these. Here the character of Tony Montana is such a cartoon,
and he lacks character depth and you can't care about him, you
just want to wait for the end when he gets his just deserts. You
want to see Brian De Palma's best film see The Untouchables and
Carrie. You want Al Pacino's best performance see The Godfather
Films, Heat, Donnie Brasco, Dog Day Afternoon, and Serpico. You
want Michelle Phieffer's best performance see Dangerous Liasions
and Age Of Innocence. You want Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's best performance see The Abyss. You want Robert Loggia's best
performance see Prizzi's Honor. You want F. Murray Abraham's best performance see Amadeus. You want Steven Bauer's best performance see Traffic. In closing the 1980's is a horrible
horrible decade. The 21st century is an awesome awesome decade.
Thank God were living in the 21st century where everything is
great including nice people, the internet, DVD's, great movies,
great music, and great and better HBO TV.
on March 26, 2006
THIS MOVIES IS SO GOOD!! and im not sayin it in the stupid gangsta way becuz they are obsessed with "montanas last stand", no this movies is so good, there are a lot of lessons to be learned from it, also an INTENSE feeling of nostalgia, kinda hard to explain, ONE OF THE BEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME!!
on July 6, 2004
I Hate The 1980's, The clothes were cheap, the music was cheesy,
and their was too much greed. These are the three reasons why the 1980's was terrible. This is a pointless remake that cares
more about gratuitous violence rather than believable humane characters and a coherent plot. Al Pacino's Cuban accent is so
embarrasingly laughable and phony that it looks more like a Saturday Night Live sketch rather than true Hollywood acting.
You can't feel any sympathy for his mobster character Tony Montana, he is such an arrogant greedy jerk, who treats women in
such a distasteful manner especially his scenes with Michelle Phieffer and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, who plays his sister.
Hollywood five star classics like Raging Bull, The first two Godfather films, and The Wild Bunch are great films that deal with anti-heroes, but you symphatsize with the characters in those films, for they are more than just violence, they have a great deal of substance which includes believable and humane characters, and a considerable amount of plot. This is not even a gangster film, this is not even an anti-drug film, this is a piece of garbage that should not have been made this way. The 1980's was horrible in music, clothes, and personality concerning greed, their were better movies in that decade than this piece of trash. Thank God I live in the new millenium and not in the stupid 1980's which had no internet and DVD players.
The millenium is great for we have technology that's awesome like the internet and DVD players, which the 1980's did not have. If you want director Brian De Palma's best see The Untouchables and Carrie, you want screenwriter Oliver Stone's best film see Platoon and Born On The 4th Of July, in which he was a director by then, you want Al Pacino's best film see Francis Ford Coppolla's The Godfather And The Godfather Part II,
you want Michelle Phieffer's best film see Stephen Frears Dangerous Liasions and Martin Scorsese's The Age Of Innocence, you want Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's best film see James Cameron's The Abyss, trust me you will be way better off. Despite the fact the 1980's had great films, it had it's share of bad films and the music, clothes, and greed of the 1980's were horrible. I hate the 1980's.