Scarface or the first Godfather movie?

scarface or the godfather

  • Scarface

    Votes: 7 36.8%
  • The Godfather

    Votes: 12 63.2%

  • Total voters
    19

Apple OC

macrumors 68040
Oct 14, 2010
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2,920
Hogtown
The Godfather ... the ending in Scarface is just too unbelievable

No matter how much coke Tony M did ... nobody gets shot that many times and keeps up with the dramatics.
 

Shrink

macrumors G3
Feb 26, 2011
8,931
1,606
New England, USA
Scarface, IMO, is an over the top comic book.

The Godfather, Part One, has some substance. Character development, plot, excellent direction and acting - a film with some depth - no matter the message.

I enjoyed both. Scarface is a bit of a joke. Pacino's usual overacting, lots of blood, explosions, bad accents, mindless junk. Fun if you don't feel like thinking and just want a well made, shoot-em up comic book.

The Godfather is decent cinema. Not exactly Citizen Kane, but better than average film.

Both have a place, but I don't really think they are comparable. To beat the cliché to death - apples and oranges. Similar on a superficial level - crime dramas. But one is a serious film, the other over the top, well made, junk.:D
 

boss.king

macrumors 68040
Apr 8, 2009
3,270
127
I'd take The Godfather over Scarface anyday. Scarface is still good, but it's nowhere near the level of The Godfather. Now if I had to pick between Scarface and The Godfather 3 it would be Scarface hands down.
 

Tsuchiya

macrumors 68020
Jun 7, 2008
2,310
370
Perhaps it's because I heard so much about Scarface before I saw it, but I've always felt that it's kinda overrated.

Not bad, but not nearly as good as some people make out. If we're comparing it to the Godfather, there is simply no comparison.
 

PlaceofDis

macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
19,238
4
i've never really enjoyed either movie but if i had to choose i'd probably go with the Godfather just because its not as over-the-top as Scarface.
 

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