Daniel's Review of Scarface
I can't compare the original Scarface to the De Palma version, since I haven't seen that one, but I can say that I was underwhelmed by this film. It was one of the weaker gangster I've seen, which is a genre I typically enjoy. I felt that the acting got over the top at points, and the film had no consistency. At some points I was very engaged, while at others I was in my own world. For example the secretary scene was classic, I was wearing a big grin the whole way through. Then a scene not to long after, The Dance hall scene, had me bored as all hell. The ending wasn't touching for me, and I was always expecting more. It has its classic strong suits, but not comparable to later gangster movies.