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Thu 07/04/05 at 16:46
Posts: 4,899
Is actually pretty sh*te.

For a movie that recieves such high praise in most video shops and reviews, it was shockingly bad. So Al Pacino wants to be a gangster, and it's a pretty cool character, but the story hardly needs the generous 140 minutes it takes. I didn't even get to the "amazing" end scenes, but frankly, I was so bored by that point I just didn't care...

Did it just strike me as being a pretty crap film or do you agree?


Also, for anyone who wants a good thriller with fantastic acting, you have to check out Leon... Jeon Réno is fantastic, seriously. Portman plays about as flat a character as possible, but, to be honest, even the annoying 13 year old girl can't ruin it.
Mon 11/04/05 at 21:44
Posts: 4,899

I blame those damn Belgium keyboards.

Just look at them... Look! [URL][/URL] (It's the top one.)

Ain't it creepy?
Mon 11/04/05 at 21:20
Posts: 33,481
Coin wrote:
> What the hell? Why does disliking Scarface have any relevance to my
> inteligence?

Just take a bow.
Mon 11/04/05 at 21:15
"Craziest Col"
Posts: 83
Finally got a bunch of DVD's back from my brother.

Going to watch this and special features tonight.
Mon 11/04/05 at 11:36
Posts: 6,702
FinalFantasyFanatic wrote:
> I considered cracking the same joke.

Probably a wise decision to turn it down if you ask me - not one of my funniest days that. Don't actually seem to have many at all these days!
Fri 08/04/05 at 17:42
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Fri 08/04/05 at 16:46
"period drama"
Posts: 19,792
I considered cracking the same joke.
"Flat? What did you expect ... she was 13 etc etc."
Fri 08/04/05 at 14:46
Posts: 6,702
Portman may have been flat in Leon, but she was only young at that stage - look at her now!

Leon was a fantastic movie though, in my opinion. Back on topic, haven't seen Scarface, but after seeing the Godfather a few years back I was keen to see some more Pacino.
Fri 08/04/05 at 08:47
Posts: 4,899
munn wrote:
> Coin wrote:
> Meh. Took you're advice, watched the 40 remaining minutes.
> Decent "little friend" bit.
> Still sucks.
> But you only made this post 17 minutes after your original post.
> Taking into account the fact that this reply is 10 minutes after the
> first reply, as well as considering the time it takes to skip scenes
> to the remaining 40 minutes and the time it takes to get settled, how
> did you manage to watch the last 40 minutes so quickly?

Was already nearly finished through it the second time.

Didn't really have any relevance to the original post though, so no point mentioning it.

RoJ wrote:
> You suck gorilla tities Coin. You know NOTHING.
> Scarface was utter genius. It was made in the 80's so don't expect
> LOTR type CGI. Everything about it has a reason, from the clothes to
> the cheesy music.
> Go watch some Spy Kids, fool.

I didn't expect LotR CGI. Why would I? And don't most movies have a reason for pretty much everything? (Albiet all too often brand advertising.)

And wtf is Spy Kids?

Goatboy wrote:
> If you didn't enjoy Scarface, you're too dumb to watch movies.
> Stick with "Dude, where's my car" and "Jurassic Park
> 98"
> Best Pacino movie apart from "Glengarry Glen Ross" or
> "Serpico"

What the hell? Why does disliking Scarface have any relevance to my inteligence? Ugh. How can you slate someone for having a different taste / opinion to you?
Thu 07/04/05 at 22:24
"Infantalised Forums"
Posts: 23,089
If you didn't enjoy Scarface, you're too dumb to watch movies.
Stick with "Dude, where's my car" and "Jurassic Park 98"

Best Pacino movie apart from "Glengarry Glen Ross" or "Serpico"
Thu 07/04/05 at 20:30
Posts: 928
Tiltawhirl wrote:
> My personal favourite Pacino performance would have to be Serpico.

One of the few earlier Pacino movies I haven't seen. Anyone seen Panic in Needle Park? They're selling copies of it on DVD at a local book store for £1.49

Gotta be a bargain?

Oh, and by the way, if you've seen Scarface but thought it was a tad long or boring, try Carlito's Way (which is nowhere near as good, but is much shorter and has more in the way of a fast-paced plot).

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