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Scarface Reviews

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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, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 17, 2010
You have to give Scarface credit for setting certain standards in the gangster genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 30, 2014
The greatest gangster movie of the 1930s -- and that means the greatest ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
February 3, 2012
[The police chief] endorses the myth of the west while conceiving the urban gangster as a rat-like menace.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
July 30, 2014
By far the most visually inventive and tonally anarchic movie that Hawks made.
January 1, 2000
Scarface is unquestionably one of the greatest talking American movies ever made, and has been terribly underrated all through this century.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 18, 2008
Scarface contains more cruelty than any of its gangster picture predecessors, but there's a squarer for every killing. The blows are always softened by judicial preachments and sad endings for the sinners.
March 5, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
June 27, 2002
a potent, uncompromising and de-romanticized portrait of the gangster life
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 4, 2005
A brilliantly wild narrative that had a lot of Capone and the Borgias in it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 21, 2008
The original Scarface, loosely but boldly based on the notorious life and legend of Al Capone, didn't invent the modern American gangster film. It blew it up.
December 30, 2014
The pre-noir gangster genre was in many ways defined by the innovative approaches taken by Hawks in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
October 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 7, 2010
Vivid gangster thriller with lurid characters and visual style.
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2004
Hawks displays balls of steel, using the filmic medium to challenge the free reign of mobsters in the 1930's.
Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
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...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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