Scarface Reviews

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.
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.
March 2, 2010
Scarface is a grisly, exciting gangster picture, based in part upon the career of Alphonse ("Scarface," "Snorkey") Capone.
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.
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.
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.
January 28, 2006
This is an excellent diversion for those who like to take an afternoon or an evening off to study the activities of cowardly thugs. In it Paul Muni as Scarface Tony Camonte gives a compelling portrayal.