Scarface
1983
****
Director: Brian De Palma
Cast: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Mary Elisabeth Mastrantonio, Michelle Pfeiffer

An epic crime drama remake about the rise and fall of a Cuban gangster in 1980s Miami. Al Pacino’s lead performance is magnificently over-the-top. The film is long, violent and extremely pompous, but disarmingly entertaining. Scripted by Oliver Stone. A memorable synthetic soundtrack by Giorgio Moroder.