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3.8
10,969 Ratings

Scarface

Directed by Brian De Palma
United States, 1983
Crime, Action, Drama

Synopsis

This remake of the 1932 Howard Hawks film of the same name substitutes the crime world of 1920s Chicago with the drug trade of 1980s Miami, as violent, megalomaniac Cuban drug lord Tony Montana ascends the mob ranks.

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Scarface Directed by Brian De Palma

Critics reviews

Reviled upon its release, Scarface has become one of the true cult-movie monoliths of its era, casting a long shadow over hip-hop culture and also its director’s subsequent work; a few years later, The Untouchables made more money and won Sean Connery an Oscar, but it can’t compare to its predecessor’s ugly, incandescent spectacle.
April 11, 2018
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De Palma needed a grabber after the financial disaster of BLOW OUT, and he delivered in spades: a headline-ripping, three-ring circus of excess, causing an epic battle with the MPAA over its ultraviolent set-pieces and spare-no-expense disreputability.
June 17, 2016
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