A coke-fueled Miami fever-dream of luxurious excess and wild violence masking an immigrant Cubano boy’s larger-than-life aspirations for cultural status, money, power, and respect, Brain De Palma’s gangster violence takes us to the dark corners of crime’s underworld – with one of the greatest performances of Pacino’s career. 8.9/10.
Plot Synopsis: After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana (Al Pacino) stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, Tony eventually becomes the biggest drug lord in the state, controlling nearly all the cocaine that comes through Miami. But increased pressure from the police, wars with Colombian drug cartels and his own drug-fueled paranoia serve to fuel the flames of his eventual downfall.
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