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Scarface

1983
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
2h 50m
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Rated 06 Nov 2008
95
99th
I'm Tony Montana You fuck with me, you fuckin' with the best!
Rated 23 May 2008
97
99th
'Who do I trust? Me!'
Rated 19 Jul 2008
100
98th
" SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND! " Scarface features the most memorable and groundbreaking performance of the entire 1900s from Al Pacino as the vicious and brutal druglord Tony Montana. He delivers all of his lines and quotes so professionally and expertly it's like he didn't even need a script. A no-holds-barred, bloodied, fist-pumping Crime epic that clocks in at nearly 3 hours. Awesome payoff also, and it single-handely redefined the gangster genre from extinction.
Rated 14 Jan 2016
100
98th
By the time the movie was over my tips were frosted, I had several posters on the wall, and I couldn't stop gesturing with my testicles.
Rated 23 Feb 2007
92
98th
One of the best crime movies of all time. Al Pacino's magnificent performance as Tony Montana is unforgettable and perfect direction by the shark director Brian de Palma!
Rated 16 Apr 2020
88
57th
It's 2020 and it took social distancing and a pandemic to get to finally sit down and watch this. I'm not sure why it took so long. I didn't care for Pfeiffer's character, and it's still got DePalma's cheesy shots and sound use, but it's really well directed, especially the action. Seeing Al Pacino play a psychopath climbing to fame and fortune is really cool. He really IS Scarface. It's a long movie, but it's well done and perhaps it deserves its reputation.
Rated 23 Aug 2014
79
86th
Something something GTA: Vice City something something Michael Bolton in Jack Sparrow something something CHAINSAW SCENE!
Rated 11 Sep 2008
99
99th
He lived the american dream...with a vengeance. The greatest mobster epic ever with "goodfellas" and "godfather"!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
79
67th
Great film about the darker side of the fabled American Dream. Great performance of Pacino. The athmosphere in this movie is perfect, the music (both the score by Moroder and the songs appearing throughout) suck you into the experience. Only downside to this movie is that so many 16-year-old wannabe "gangstas" adore this movie, I'm almost ashamed to tell anyone I like this film.
Rated 23 Sep 2007
2
33rd
Went into this with high expectations, due in no small part to the amount of hype surrounding it. Unimpressed. There are a few good scenes and quotable lines, but overall it's a very hollow film that glorifies everything it purports to condemn.
Rated 26 Feb 2007
4
70th
Roger Ebert summed it up best for me: "What were Pacino's detractors hoping for? Something internal and realistic? Low key? The Tony Montana character is above all a performance artist, a man who exists in order to gloriously be himself...His act is a bluff, so there is no sense in underplaying it." That doesn't mean you have to like it, of course (personally, I greatly enjoy the manner in which it embraces its own excesses), but don't act as if playing it straight is the solution.
Rated 22 Apr 2007
77
66th
I honestly didn't mind the 80's setting or the music as the film is set in that time. However some of the trademark 80's movie making really dates the film (eg. zooming in on Tony's eyes and playing some cheesy music). Al Pacino is fantastic for sure and the movie is an unnerving look into drug lord life. I don't know why anyone would ever want to be Tony Montana though. He's a horrible amoral person and his life goes to hell.
Rated 09 May 2007
60
47th
This movie is still famous a quarter of a century later, but I am not its biggest fan. It's not bad, but it seems to have brought out Oliver Stone's and Brian De Palma's worst sides: Stone's preachment and total lack of subtlety, and De Palma's camera waving and ersatz Hitchcock used ad absurdum
Rated 28 Jan 2009
85
91st
Scarface unashamedly blasts straight of of the 80s bringing the pleasantries, along with many of the unpleasantries, of the era. Although I could easily pick fault with the narrow perspective of the plotline, some particuarly corny moments and the frequently percieved glorification of the mostly detestible Montana, I can't knock down a film I enjoyed watching so much. As Montana gradually falls into the inferno of his own making, you can't help but be gripped by such highly strung insanity.
Rated 14 Oct 2008
95
98th
Great maffia-movie, the last scene is incredible of big action. Great performance of Pacino.
Rated 11 Jan 2007
80
63rd
Good, but highly overrated.
Rated 09 Feb 2007
65
54th
Scarface is a film memorable for its quotes and the performance by Pacino. But what I will never understand is why it is has such a massive cult following, It is too long, and it has not aged well at all. It drags on quite often, and it has some bad acting, notably Steven Bauer. I'm sorry Scarface fan boys, and wannabe gangstas, but I don't see whats so special.
Rated 21 May 2007
84
74th
Over-the-top, but keeps you constantly fixed to the screen. Whoever thought combining De Palma and Stone--two of the biggest personalities behind the scenes--was a good idea, was insane, as is this movie.
Rated 11 Aug 2009
64
16th
Nowhere near as awesome or cool as pop culture makes it out to be, but there are quite a few good parts.
Rated 13 Apr 2009
80
66th
The last 30 minutes are awesome with surprising touches (whoa, Gina!), even though we know what's coming. If the rest of the movie was as tense and riveting, this would be awesome. But it's not, and only Al Pacino's acting chops save the first 2.5 hours from dragging. Worth watching, so you can say hello to Tony Montana's little friend.
Rated 05 Apr 2015
95
96th
The Godfather films seem Victorian by comparison. Coppola's more refined sensibilities may get all the acclaim, but they lack the almost feral energy & bracingly confrontational stance on display here. I'm generally not a fan of films that glamorize criminality, but DePalma's approach to the subject matter is as appropriately ugly & violent as it is compelling & entertaining. No homilies re: the importance of family, & at almost 3 hours, it's jaw-dropping how little fat there is.
Rated 21 Dec 2011
8
93rd
The inexorable march of time has aged it, making scenes that may have once been straight-faced drama into pure kitsch (mountains of cocaine, anyone?). But the intense 80s flavor, if anything, has actually improved its pure entertainment factor, which is substantial. Al Pacino is a lot of fun to watch here.
Rated 05 Jun 2015
49
27th
As I exclaim to my wife each and every night: SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND
Rated 10 Jan 2010
63
67th
Way too long and unengaging despite its iconic reputation as an action film. It's almost a guarantee that if someone idolizes Tony Montana he's a dickhead in real life (see also: Walter White, Tyler Durden etc). Worth watching if only for Pacino's Cuban accent mang.
Rated 11 Jan 2011
85
90th
Pacino is awesome in this tale of avarice, violence, lust, power and big fuckin' mountains of cocaine. The dark side of the American dream indeed. It's a bit dated in places - the garish clothes and the cheesy music will hurt your eyes and ears, but strangely enough that actually adds to the charm of the film. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculously over the top. That's the point, isn't it? Subtlety was not exactly one of Tony Montana's virtues.
Rated 21 Dec 2009
76
31st
Tony Montana perishes through excess, and so does this movie.
Rated 13 May 2019
54
73rd
Fully expected to not enjoy this at all on any level, but it's a great piece of trash-cinema about Hannah Montana's dad [I stole this joke] and a bunch of other gusano idiots with bad fake accents. The visual aesthetic actually reminded me a lot of TWIN PEAKS-- it even has an enjoyably obnoxious synth score too [although of course nowhere near Badalamenti-tier]! p.s. props to Evo Morales for kicking the DEA (and IMF) out of Bolivia.
Rated 06 Mar 2008
75
58th
Say hello to my overrated friend!
Rated 16 Dec 2009
80
78th
This really was one of the more badass movies of the 80s until rappers and internet fanboys tarnished its reputation by hyping it up like it was the second coming.
Rated 19 Jul 2008
93
93rd
A no-holds-barred crime epic and the standard by which many gangster films are still judged. Brian De Palma elevates the crime-drama genre to the lofty heights of Greek tragedy and pulls it off without ever making the product jarring or silly, but instead intelligent, emotional and gripping for the length of its substantial running time. Pacino's performance is one of the finest ever captured on film.
Rated 04 Jul 2010
55
28th
One of the most overrated movies ever. The first time I watched this I kept thinking to myself, 'Why do people like this movie so much?" Besides some great quotes and the iconic ending this movie is an overly long, disjointed mess that had too many stupid and cheesy moments. A lot of people seem to like it, but I wonder how much of that is just them liking the fact that every rapper in the world had to mention Tony Montana and their Scarface movie poster when MTV Cribs was at their house.
Rated 09 Dec 2009
45
24th
For the life of me, I can't see the appeal of this boring and clichéd 80spoitation. It was the movie that made me realize, just how much I dislike Brian DePalma.
Rated 06 Dec 2006
66
58th
Really classic, but an honestly boring and conventional movie. Brian de Palma is an awful director. Al Pacino creates one of the most menacing and watchable characters in movie history, which is why this is ranked highly.
Rated 14 Mar 2013
89
54th
'Scarface' despite being criticized by critics at the time of its release in 1983, its an over the top movie that is well aware of itself and really, without this movie we wouldn't have Al Pacino's greatest performance! Great and overdone story, interestingly done characters, some great action and violence sequences and an awesome movie
Rated 03 May 2013
95
90th
it's hard to describe Brian De Palma masterpiece "Scarface" beside the word violent or the infamous quote "say hello to my little friend". nevertheless, the movie was a great satire of the american dream in the 60's. Al Pacino deliver one of his best and unforgettable performance as the ambitious low-life criminal Tony Montana. the bold direction of Brian De Palma and Al Pacino powerful acting had made the movie well deserved status of being a "classic".
Rated 30 Dec 2006
100
99th
along with braveheart one of the greatest movies of all time. this is a classic that tells a true story which was took place at the begining of an on-going national crisis.
Rated 13 Dec 2008
100
95th
This is paradise, I'm tellin' ya. This town like a great big pussy just waiting to get fucked.
Rated 12 Jan 2007
45
26th
Tries so hard it becomes cheesy and unbearable (a De Palma trait). Criminally overrated.
Rated 04 Nov 2011
75
92nd
A cult classic based on pure machismo, it doesn't stand up to its Italian based organized crime brethren. That being said it's still a great watch, with plenty of over the top quotes and violence.
Rated 11 Feb 2010
72
57th
I know I'm in the minority. But this movie is too slow and feels dated. It's 1983 but feels like it was made in the 1960's.
Rated 14 Jan 2013
80
70th
A larger-than-life performance by Pacino for a larger-than-life character; Scarface has some downs but the acting isn't one of them
Rated 22 Sep 2013
72
48th
Fun and stylish but it feels like the sum of its parts doesn't add up to a satisfying whole. Pacino is kind of... well he's chewing scenery a lot but the film never quite gives him enough to chew. Iconic lines and imagery are there but for much of the film's runtime Pacino is just sort of mugging for the camera. The film seems stuck between reveling in decadence and playing true to Stone's script - which is satirical and unsubtle, but not much of it really comes across on screen. Banging tunes.
Rated 26 Feb 2007
40
27th
Rise and fall of a really tough Cuban drug lord. So what? It's watchable and has its moments, but nothing to redeem it from its ultimate senselessness. Shares very, very little in common with its ingenious namesake, the 1932 film.
Rated 07 Sep 2011
20
6th
There's no reason to watch this that isn't helicopter or tiger related.
Rated 01 Feb 2010
79
67th
If you're looking for action, gun shots and violence then this is your movie. I don't think I've ever seen a film revolving so much around it. I found this theme do be its strongest positive, but thought its excess was a negative. Don't waste your time tryin to explore the storyline, just kick back and enjoy the show. Pacino's sick and funny, but the three hours time lenght causes him to get annoying after awhile. The scene when he does his first job and the ending scene are pure bonkers.
Rated 18 Mar 2007
75
50th
Scarface is really only good because of Al Pacino. It's too long, the story isn't that good, and it doesn't really have a lot of substance. That being said, Pacino puts on an excellent performance that makes this a very memorable movie.
Rated 03 Jul 2013
89
90th
An outstanding take on the classic rise and fall drama. I don't understand how people are able to watch this film and walk away only remembering the occasional gore and action sequences.
Rated 17 May 2007
80
81st
Didn't expected this one for being that good. It was much more layered and profound than people give it credit. ... Excellent performance by Pacino and screenplay by Oliver Stone. Gritty, excessive and violent. I think they really captured the exuberance and downfall of the capitalistic dream. ... They do need to delete that soundtrack (damn 80's). I think it could have used a more bombastic sound than those dumb synthesizer licks.
Rated 17 Nov 2008
100
90th
Man, this is all kinds of awesome. Al Pacino delivers a truly stellar performance as Tony, one of the most memorable characters of all time. This is the true meaning of a crime epic, and even though it clocks in at nearly 3 hours it's never boring. Add to it a fantastic 80s soundtrack, incredible characters and some great dialog and you've got a hell of a film. The end is spectacular, bizarre and over-the-top, and you gotta love it. Pacino owns this film completely.
Rated 06 Jun 2012
90
87th
Well-written story of the rise and downfall of a drug lord. Someone said it reached the level of Greek tragedy and I agree. It feels a bit like The Godfather in certain ways but more over-the-top and heavy-handed.
Rated 19 Jul 2011
88
70th
Director Brian De Palma and star Al Pacino take it to the limit in this stylized, ultra-violent and eminently quotable gangster epic that walks a thin white line between moral drama and celebratory excess.
Rated 15 Apr 2010
65
4th
Not a fan, it was alright but just too 80's out for me
Rated 01 Aug 2009
68
63rd
Pacino is supurb, the script very quotable and there is some admiral direction on show. But even so, "Scarface" has terrible pacing issues. It is far too long and is littered with average support performances.
Rated 16 Jan 2009
90
61st
fuckin cocko-roaches
Rated 04 Mar 2009
0
12th
Working with fewer clichés than the encyclopedic Coppola Godfather epic, De Palma must, in order to reach epic proportions, stretch out the ones here as if on a torture-rack. It is the viewer, of course, who suffers most. As in so many other contributions to the New American Cinema, progress is measured chiefly in terms of the amount of profanity and/or gore that can now be injected, by eyedropper or, as here, by turkey-baster, into the old formulas.
Rated 05 Aug 2008
78
32nd
The beginning is a lot of fun but it just goes on and on and on and ends just like you expect it to.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
70
39th
I was never all that enamored with Scarface. Sure, it's gritty and cool, the end is both hilarious and awesome, and it has Al Pacino in absolute top form, but I'd take the realism of The Godfather or the headrush of Goodfellas over it any day of the week.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
25
7th
Some people seem to really like this movie, but I can think of no good reasons why they do so.
Rated 22 Jan 2010
65
58th
Reviewing: Brian De Palma's classic was aged and too much macho for me. Still. Extra points for excellent Al Pacino. The score was time after time horrible and story could support the movie only for awile. It's too long.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
76th
Tony Montana is one of Al Pacino's most out of control and memorable rolls. The madman is brought to life by Pacino, and he commands the screen with gusto. This film lacks the timelessness of some other mob/crime/dramas, but that can be blamed on how it was actually made in the time that it was supposed to take place. Scarface will still remain one of the most intense and scary movies for a long time to come. Really good!
Rated 04 Aug 2010
78
53rd
Brutal, harsh and cruel. Al Pacino is gorgeous playing a crazy gangsta. But there is something that keeps you from scoring this movie higher; maybe it is plot flaws, or it's some bad acting from minor characters, or maybe it's a crazy cuban accent that the characters are trying to imitate.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
91
95th
"Say hello to my little friend!" A fantastic movie, showing great performance from Pacino and Pfeiffer, and great direction from De Palma.
Rated 27 Jul 2008
95
97th
Fucking fantasic. 'Nuff said.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
32nd
Violent, vile stuff - too long for its own good.
Rated 25 Apr 2010
88
61st
I have not followed Al Pacino's career like I have followed others but I wouldn't be surprised if this movie pushed him to the star status. He is absolutely amazing in this movie. The cockiness he displays even when everything is falling apart is brilliant. The movie is peppered with classic one liners and who would forget Tony Montana's famous last lines.."Say hello to my little friend"
Rated 10 Jan 2009
80
84th
Make way for the bad guy.
Rated 13 Nov 2008
98
99th
Every dog has his day..
Rated 18 Aug 2007
75
41st
Classic mobster/rise to power, fall to the ground/80's-japp film. I actually saw it after playing GTA3 and Vice City so we were extatic when we recognized music and places from the game. Great 80's soundtrack!
Rated 20 Jan 2011
97
95th
"The World is Yours" And with those words in his heart, Tony Montana moves to American to start a new life. While Michael Corleone from "The Godfather" is probably his most celebrated role, to me, Al Pacino is Tony Montana. It's all in the intensity. Tony Montana is such a bad person, but you can't help but delight in his rise to the top. One of the my favorite movies of all time. It's scale is so over the top and operatic it becomes its own style, and its gruelingly entertaining.
Rated 12 Jun 2010
55
45th
Highly overrated! And one of Al Pacinos worst performances. Overdoing every single scene.
Rated 10 Sep 2007
95
65th
Over the top in a good way
Rated 12 Sep 2007
55
27th
rambling, disjointed, flashy, but ultimately shallow
Rated 26 Sep 2008
69
47th
Doesn't really justify its 3 hour length. But what an awesome over-the-top ending.
Rated 15 Oct 2007
84
54th
The king of violent mobster movies.
Rated 17 Aug 2010
86
81st
Living the American Dream in the darkest of senses, Tony Montana is no doubt one of cinemas all time greatest characters, savage, brutal and infinitely quoteable. Highly strung his insanity takes him to the top before it is his stunning downfall. Scarface isn't the definitive gangster movie it is often perceived to be but Pacino is brilliant and is an unashamedly detestible but entertaining watch.
Rated 18 Nov 2007
75
62nd
Iconic, but horribly dated. Some of the soundtrack sounded like it was composed on a casio keyboard during a GCSE music lesson. Actually not as fun as GTA Vice City.
Rated 24 Dec 2011
30
10th
This film is absolutely retarded, and it's kind of entertaining in places for this reason. I can watch it and enjoy how stupid it is, Tony Montana probably has some of the most hilariously poorly written 'macho' dialogue I have seen in a gangster film (balls balls etc), but I have no idea how people can think this isn't just a really mediocre film AT BEST. The fact that there are scores and scores of people who take this ultra-hammy movie about a sociopathic moron seriously is deeply concerning
Rated 24 Jan 2008
65
27th
What an amazingly overrated film. Pacino eats scenery in whole bites, and the movie gets very boring and uninteresting around the middle hour and a half. Not a movie I watch for pleasure.
Rated 22 Jun 2013
0
0th
2 1/2 years in the watching
Rated 27 Jul 2013
75
25th
Probably the best example of cinema of excess (only serious rival is Apocalypse Now). Pacino's descent into screaming bad actorhood starts here. A film whose whole is both less and more than the sum of its parts.
Rated 13 Mar 2008
85
87th
A great movie. Pacino is great, director is great, screenplay is great. the only thing bad about this movie other than Al Pacino's goofy cuban accent is the fact that everybody is so obsessed with it. Its just a movie, a great movie but JUST A MOVIE!!
Rated 30 Apr 2018
24
71st
The Godfather Part 2.5
Rated 12 Jan 2012
85
95th
This was a really good film. With Brian De Palma directing, Oliver Stone writing & Al Pacino starring, what else could one expect? At almost 3 hours in running time, I was concerned I'd be bored but I needn't have worried. Considering the star & subject matter, I thought it might be like The Godfather. But they're quite different. This film is much more gritty & raw. Although the 80s feel (in particular the music) sometimes detracts from this. It's the classic rise & fall story, told very well.
Rated 25 Apr 2013
93
93rd
Ne çektin be Tony..
Rated 07 May 2009
88
96th
A rags to riches story with a legendary actor. Also one of the most quotable movies... "say hello to my little friend".
Rated 29 Dec 2008
79
71st
I only just watched it now (2008) for the first time, and I have to say that it feels terribly dated, which I think is due to De Palma's poor directing choices. It really feels like every other movie from the 80s, except with a great story and one of the best performances ever on top of it. The 80s-like soundtrack (the score and the Push it to the Limit montage; not necessarily the in-story songs) make the movie feel incredibly cheesy. Yes, I know it takes place in the 80s but come on.
Rated 15 Oct 2008
95
87th
If I see one more moron wearing a scarface shirt...
Rated 10 May 2008
67
10th
There are too many movies identical to this one. It's godfather part 29.
Rated 26 Nov 2010
88
96th
What an amazing script from Stone. Endless one liners, the coolest anti hero in history.A must see movie, defined the 80's drug scene in the south east of the states.
Rated 08 Nov 2009
67
34th
Outdated. The only good scenes are the ending and the one in which he talks to the people at the restaurant, what is to say 20 minutes out of three hours are actually enjoyable...
Rated 31 May 2008
75
38th
I choose to see this as comedy
Rated 14 Jun 2008
98
99th
Very Great
Rated 21 Jun 2008
59
22nd
I don't know why this film is so revered. It's almost campy in a blood bath sort of way. Pacino's accent is like Yoda's, laughable at first, then just annoying. This film is a pop culture hit but it's hard to see why.
Rated 28 Jun 2008
100
99th
A great movie.. great lines... great gun fighting and awesome ending.
Rated 26 Nov 2010
60
69th
Saw this in the 35th anniversary theatre re-release, and I have to say, I was underwhelmed. I loved, LOVED it when I was younger, but now it feels pretty cartoonish and thinly written, both character and dialogue-wise. Yes, it's peppered with iconic catch-phrases, but nothing outside of Pacino feels authentic. Still, Pacino is fun to watch. I love violent, funny films, but there is little humour and relatively little "fun" had by anyone.
Rated 06 Jul 2008
97
96th
Nothing will ever compare...
Rated 23 Nov 2006
66
50th
Honestly, I don't know why the hype.
Rated 16 May 2007
90
74th
Great crime film! It looks so dated and that ads to its appeal.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
81
80th
Violent, vulgar and unmistably male. Very cool
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
57th
Okay.

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