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Scarface Reviews

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Mark Chalon Smith
Los Angeles Times
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.
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Richard Brody
New Yorker
July 30, 2014
By far the most visually inventive and tonally anarchic movie that Hawks made.
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TIME Magazine
March 2, 2010
A grisly, exciting gangster picture.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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Paul Taylor
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Its seminal importance in the early gangster movie cycle outweighed only by its still exhilarating brilliance, this Howard Hughes production was the one unflawed classic the tycoon was involved with.
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
January 28, 2006
The slaughter in Scarface, the Shame of a Nation, the Howard Hughes gangster production... is like that of a Shakespearean tragedy
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5