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

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Raging Bull Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

endlessly compelling

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 4/5

January 5, 2014
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks

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...

Full Review Source: Leonard Maltin's Picks

April 21, 2011
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

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 Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 10/10

January 16, 2011
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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When has a performer as fully and uniquely sacrificed himself to the moving-picture cause as De Niro?

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 5/5

November 3, 2010
Matthew Connolly
Slant Magazine

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 Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

November 2, 2010
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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

January 30, 2010
Chris Laverty
Heckler Spray

Interesting, rewarding and, at times, surprisingly episodic.

Full Review Source: Heckler Spray | Original Score: 4/5

January 4, 2010
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

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 Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A-

May 8, 2009
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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De Niro is always absorbing and credible, even when his character isn't.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 4, 2008
Derek Malcolm
This is London

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 Source: This is London | Original Score: 5/5

August 17, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian [UK]

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

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK]

August 17, 2007
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

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 Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 5/5

August 17, 2007
Richard Luck
Film4

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

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 5/5

August 17, 2007

Total Film

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

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 5/5

August 17, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

July 9, 2007
Madeleine Williams
Austin Chronicle

This is Scorsese and De Niro at their best.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle

March 14, 2007
Joseph McBride
Variety
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Martin Scorsese makes pictures about the kinds of people you wouldn't want to know.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 14, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 14, 2007
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com

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

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 13, 2007
Jessica Winter
Time Out
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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.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
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