Thursday, April 1, 2010


  • Genre : Crime/Drama
  • Written By : Oliver Stone
  • Directed By : Brian De Palma
  • Release Date : December 9, 1983
  • Running Time : 170 minutes
Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Robert Loggia, and F. Murray Abraham

Brian De Palma's astounding movie about a cuban immigrant whom builds a Miami drug empire set in the 1980s. The movie shows Al Pacino as main character Tony Montana, who is intelligent, ambitous and has no fear of anyone. He starts off with just being a dishwasher and ends up to be the biggest drug lord in Miami. Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Tony's coke-addict wife whom Tony loved and later on neglected.
From the start up till most of the movie, Tony has always been with his good and loyal friend Manny (Steven Bauer), who in the movie married Tony's sister, Gina (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio). Tony was obsessed with power and came to have it all but due to his paranoia, he lost it all in the end.

My Review

Scarface is truly one of Al Pacino's most memorable portraits.
Watching it, I was truly astonished on how he came as a nobody as rise to every ocassion to succeed.
Though the movie may involve too much inproper usage of language and high intensity of violence, it is that which made the movie real.
With the movie settings and soundtracks used, it really made me see how it could have been for Miami in the 1980s.

  • A must see for Al Pacino fans.
  • The plot of the movie is well made.
  • For those who love action and drama, you wont be disappointed.

Rating : 4.5/5


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