Freitag, 21. Oktober 2011

Scarface (de Palma, 1982) - TSPDT #490


A cuban refugee wreaks havoc on Miamis drug industry and realizes his version of the American Dream.

The main character is really something - the acting is great and the character suffers from the most fatal of all flaws: He cannot lie - although in a practical sense he does exactly that. So his attacks on the american society he has worked so hard to become a part of work really great - he has a deep insight but at the same time he is hypocrite enough to fall in the same trap in a way.
The only time when I felt that the script had to "pull" a little to take the story where it wanted it is when Tony's mother calls to ask about his sister. Her character was a little too much on hating Tony.

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