• R, 2 hr. 8 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:    Martin Scorsese
  • In Theaters:    Dec 19, 1980 Wide
  • On DVD:    Aug 1, 2000
  • United Artists

Raging Bull Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 5, 2014

endlessly compelling

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
April 21, 2011

The other night, my wife and I sat down to watch the new 30th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull. I could scarcely believe it's been three decades since...

R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 16, 2011

Raging Bull is a fascinating exploration of the mind of an emotionally disconnected man. It's brutal, crass and impossible to look away -- much like a real boxing match.

Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
Top Critic
November 3, 2010

When has a performer as fully and uniquely sacrificed himself to the moving-picture cause as De Niro?

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matthew Connolly
Slant Magazine
November 2, 2010

Scorsese might never again find a subject as ideal as Jake LaMotta, the Bronx-based boxer whose public bouts and private demons Raging Bull chronicles with such bruising acuity.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
January 30, 2010

Um estudo psicológico brutal sobre um homem dominado pelo ciúme, a insegurança e a paranóia e que traz, além da direção inspirada e expressiva de Scorsese, três atuações formidáveis por parte de De Niro, Pesci e Moriarty.

| Original Score: 5/5
Chris Laverty
Heckler Spray
January 4, 2010

Interesting, rewarding and, at times, surprisingly episodic.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 8, 2009

Robert De Niro's metamorphosis into boxing legend Jake La Motta (AKA the Bronx Bull) is one of the most impressive acting transformations on celluloid.

Full Review | Original Score: A-
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
Top Critic
August 4, 2008

De Niro is always absorbing and credible, even when his character isn't.

Derek Malcolm
This is London
August 17, 2007

A classic that has everything to do with the capacity of even highly successful men to cope with life in general, and women in particular.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
August 17, 2007

De Niro and Joe Pesci are impeccable and Cathy Moriarty is iconically sexy.

Wendy Ide
Times [UK]
August 17, 2007

This savagely authentic film about flawed masculinity is worth seeking out for another viewing if the summer's toothless blockbuster fodder is getting you down.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Richard Luck
Film4
August 17, 2007

Among the greatest films of the 1980s, but not Scorsese's best.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Total Film
August 17, 2007

Martin Scorsese's luminous study of a man at war with his own nature remains undimmed after almost 30 years.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 9, 2007

Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin turn in a soulful and intelligent screenplay, one that has blood dripping off the pages.

Full Review | Original Score: A
Madeleine Williams
Austin Chronicle
March 14, 2007

This is Scorsese and De Niro at their best.

Joseph McBride
Variety
Top Critic
March 14, 2007

Martin Scorsese makes pictures about the kinds of people you wouldn't want to know.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
March 14, 2007

I can't pan it, but this 1980 fantasy biography of fighter Jake LaMotta seems unquestionably Martin Scorsese's weakest work, at least to that point in his career.

Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
January 13, 2007

For those who think Rocky is the greatest boxing movie ever made: think again.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jessica Winter
Time Out
Top Critic
February 9, 2006

This film does more than make you think about masculinity, it makes you see it -- in a way that's relevant to all men, not just Bronx boxers.

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