USA / English
"He was Tony Montana. The world will remember him by another name...SCARFACE. "In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug empire while succumbing to greed. (Cartel not Mafia)
I find myself enjoying this film when I watch it. Well, perhaps
enjoying is a bit of an odd verb when you think of
the storyline, its characters, the amount of violence and
of course, the f-bomb being dropped about 15,000 times.
I like Pacino in this film. He shows us the violent
anger we didn't see in Michael Corleone. We're Michael
would say, "Never hate your enemies, it clouds your judgement,"
Tony Montana's out killing everybody. Now granted, there
are moments in his performance...or in the script where
you have to laugh. The questioning scene in the beginning
of the film is a fine example of this. When asked where
he got that scar on his cheek...well, I can't write what
he says in the regular version, but I will tell you that on edited version on
TNT, it from was "eating pine apple."
There is a great performance from Robert Loggia. He's
the only character I truly believed in the film. Frank
was a businessman, not a killer. All he wanted was the money.
Greed killed him, as it has killed so many people. I enjoyed
the direction Loggia went with Frank. It has carried over
his recent work and has made Loggia one of Hollywood's
must durable supporting actors.
Brian DePalma adds his usual blend of violence, but it
seemed that for once, he was trying to make his own film.
Not borrowed. No guessing games on who he stole from this
Although he's blasted for the film's content, it is a new
beginning to his career which took off, but it was really
"The Untouchables" that made me consider him a serious director.