Scarface (1983)

Scarface (1983). Spiritual Movie Review - Jacklyn A. Lo

A key phrase in the movie Scarface (1983) is a Spiritual choice towards Light.

The main protagonist, Tony Montana, immigrates from Cuba, the limited opportunities country to the USA, the land with the more significant potential for survival.



However, in America, he doesn’t want to work as a dishwasher, and his ambitions lead him into the world of the mafia.

mature soul

He has a mature soul, which allows him to see people, situations and environments through and to draw the right conclusions in a short time. In other words, the ability to separate the chaff from the grain gives him an ability to have a vision of how to get success.

tough decisions

Above all, he doesn’t murder people based only on suspicions but instead prefers to double-check and only after that to make tough decisions.

value of achievements

Wealth does not make him more lazy or relaxed. He knows the value of his achievements and prefers to recount the earned money himself, as well as to look for the most profitable ways of financial transactions.

young soul

He respects women in his way and takes care of his younger sister, which is younger not only by her age but also by her spiritual experience, as she is a very young soul.
Besides, he goes for marriage, not because of lust or pride but because he wants to have children with the woman whom he likes.

Spiritual Choice

The climax of the film is Tony’s Spiritual Choice.
Spinning in the world of Darks, he knows the consequence of his action against them.  Non-compliance of the essential agreement has only one result for him – his death. Despite this, he makes a decision to save the lives of strangers –  two children and a woman.


In conclusion, a Spiritual Choice is always a test. The Higher Powers never rely on what people think or talk about a person, but they test him through his choice in the situation they prepared for him.


The situation* is designed in line with the level of consciousness of a person, and the person is involved in this situation unconsciously, so he is not able to avoid it.

a fraction of a second

The Spiritual Choice in the film Scarface (1983), director Brian De Palma, is unique in the sense that the protagonist got only a fraction of a second to make the life-death decision.

Redemption novel

Find more about the Spiritual Choices in the Redemption novel.
* Source of the info:
The choice of the soul, Seklitova Larisa, Strelnikova Lyudmila

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