Scarface Reviews

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July 8, 2020
What it has, and what the many other gangster films that have followed it have not, is an ice-cold anger of purpose.
April 9, 2020
Scarface Is a gangland epic, a drama In the raw, bold, brutal and terrifyingly realistic. A high-powered dramatic production that packs a lot of excitement and entertainment, full of brutal killings and yet with some glorious emotional thrills.
April 9, 2020
If you are fond of an evening of bloodshed and some "stout" first-rate acting from an excellent cast, you will find it will provide you with all the cinematic beer and skittles you have been looking for.
April 9, 2020
It is getting very tiresome to see North American film productions insist that the only bad guys exist abroad. Al Capone was born in Brooklyn! [Full Review in Spanish]
April 9, 2020
[Scarface is] a brilliant film thanks mainly to the acting of Paul Muni and Ben Hecht's script.
April 9, 2020
Scarface is a good film because there are real people in it and because in the rare lulls between gunfire its touch is delicate and sure.
December 22, 2019
A Molotov cocktail of a movie.
June 14, 2019
A passionate, strong, archaic photographic miracle: the rise and fall of an ignorant, blustery, pathetically childish punk (Paul Muni) in an avalanche of rich, dark-dark images.
January 8, 2018
It is remarkable for admirable direction and brilliant acting. Howard Hawks has done his work with skill and knowledge.
December 30, 2014
The pre-noir gangster genre was in many ways defined by the innovative approaches taken by Hawks in this film.
July 30, 2014
Scarface is one of best of the early gangster movies; its wit and building velocity speeds it past Little Caesar and keeps pace with Public Enemy.
July 30, 2014
By far the most visually inventive and tonally anarchic movie that Hawks made.
July 30, 2014
The greatest gangster movie of the 1930s -- and that means the greatest ever.
February 3, 2012
[The police chief] endorses the myth of the west while conceiving the urban gangster as a rat-like menace.
February 18, 2011
Completely relevant: Citizens complain that access to technologically more efficient guns is partly to blame for the crime wave; they fret over illegal immigrants; they worry that the 'new breed' of criminal is more uncivilized than its predecessor...
July 7, 2010
Vivid gangster thriller with lurid characters and visual style.
June 17, 2010
You have to give Scarface credit for setting certain standards in the gangster genre.
March 2, 2010
Scarface is a grisly, exciting gangster picture, based in part upon the career of Alphonse ("Scarface," "Snorkey") Capone.
March 2, 2010
Atmospheric, mesmerising and darkly humourous with a sizzling script and cast. This is a true classic of its genre.
March 2, 2010
Howard Hawks's 1932 masterpiece is a dark, brutal, exhilaratingly violent film, blending comedy and horror in a manner that suggests Chico Marx let loose with a live machine gun.
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