In GoodFellas, director Martin Scorsese does something simple and audacious: He takes the guilt out of organized crime.
| Original Score: B
You walk away, tantalized by a view into the darkest part of yourself, glad that that part is still behind bars.
Colorful but dramatically unsatisfying.
May well be the most accomplished thing Scorsese's ever done.
Scorsese's fast, violent, stylish mobster movie is a return to form.
Brutal, stylish, hypnotic and addictive, GoodFellas remains Scorsese's best film.
Goodfellas looks and sounds as if it must be absolutely authentic.
| Original Score: 5/5
It is not a coincidence that Scorsese's three masterpieces all star Robert De Niro.
| Original Score: 4/4
GoodFellas is an appalling masterpiece of the kind that, along with New York's current well-publicized troubles, is likely to give pause to anyone planning to make a trip to the city.
No finer film has ever been made about organized crime.
The performances by everyone are stunning, standout.
| Original Score: 4.5/5