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Scarface

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Scarface

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Al Pacino, F. Murray Abraham, Robert Loggia, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer
director:
Brian De Palma
distributor:
Universal
author:
Oliver Stone
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a C

Director Brian De Palma’s ultragory update of the old Paul Muni gangster flick has been beautifully remastered here, and, for what it’s worth, it looks and sounds great; if you like explosions, bad accents, fake blood, and a ludicrously miscast Al Pacino as a Cuban psycho, then this is the laserdisc for you. But the only news here is a concluding documentary, in which De Palma, Pacino, and screenwriter Oliver Stone wax nostalgic about the making of the movie; all hail it as a classic, and yet — astonishingly — none of their noses grow. Sorry, guys, no matter how you dress it up, Scarface still looks like an Ed Wood movie with a big budget. C

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