• 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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April 18, 2008
It is really hard not to use some sort of physically violent metaphor to describe the impact of this film on the viewer. Raging Bull is a hard hitting film.
January 19, 2014
There are two kinds of heavy violence that affects a film's level when contented: bloody and non-bloody. The bloody violence is only in the rings, while outside of the rings is the heaviness of the non-bloody violence (heavy enough to be too strong for the 4-star film to hold). The heaviness is one of two ways that stirred up the biopic's drama and become powerful, the power that's hard to fight like how La Motta fought his demons. Speaking of which, the story of La Motta fighting his demons that affected his fight to the top done most of the stirring of the drama while the characters around him were the other sources.

While the violent content and the too-much power may'd affected the film's level, the performances and the direction are generally praised. De Niro's performance is one of his best behind "The Godfather, Part II," and is almost like Sylvester Stallone in "Rocky." Pesci, who played La Motta's brother Joey, seemingly performed his best. Scorsese may'd felt this project ambitious, but it turns out to be sort-of one of his finest work, despite the film being powerful with heavy non-bloody violence. (B)

(Full review coming soon)
September 4, 2014
If only Robert De Niro can do more roles like boxer Jake La Motta. To be fair, there aren't many movies like Raging Bull. Then, there is only one Martin Scorsese. Hailed as the best movie in the 80s, this black and white film indeed engages us from the beginning to the end. A masterpiece.
May 5, 2014
While it doesn't move that well, 'Raging Bull' features an excellent performance from Robert De Niro and it portrays life in all its reality in and out of the boxing ring. This, along with 'Taxi Driver' helped establish Scorsese as someone who would become an all-time great.
August 27, 2014
This is undeniably Robert De Niro's finest performance in this painful yet moving picture about a boxing champion with a tormented soul and uncontrollable violent outbursts in this Martin Scorsese masterpiece.
August 26, 2014
Extremely raw, extremely personal, extremely good.
August 22, 2014
One of the very greats, Raging Bull finds Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro in their very, very best.
March 4, 2014
Whilst the final 25 minutes is arguably the crown jewel of Scorsese and DeNiro's partnership, Raging Bull is a plodding, dull experience. Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci's performances are powerful saviours, but Cathy Moriarty is the films weakest asset - emotionless delivery, less than a glimmer of chemistry with DeNiro, and resembling her 15 year old character as much as Scorsese does. Overall, Raging Bull is an admirable effort, but it barely raises a glass to Taxi Driver.
February 12, 2010
(First and only viewing - 7/30/2008)
Akash V.
August 7, 2014
Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull follows the storyline of former boxing champion, Jake LaMotta. Although it's almost always categorized as a sports film, I find this classification very misleading. This film has little to do with the subject of boxing per se; it's more of a character study of the flawed, tormented and troubled boxer, Jake LaMotta, and about his inability to connect with other human beings and his 'penchant' for self-destruction. Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin's screenplay unflinchingly explores what drove this man over the edge and what eventually pulled him back. Scorsese has presented the audiences with the most powerful portrayal of jealousy ever put up on the big screen, reviving the golden age of cinema (at least for a while).
June 6, 2010
I guess I'm one of the very few who find this as great as people claim it to be.
August 22, 2013
possibly the greatest american film ever
July 25, 2014
It has to be the best sports movie of all time.
Sgt. Cockstrain
July 23, 2014
(89%)
You can tell that this is a Scorsese film through the sheer number of aggravated physical brawls (and not forgetting the no less aggressive verbal fights) which break out every 10 minutes or so, and that's not including any of actual boxing matches themselves. And that's this film's finest accomplishment in that Jake LaMotta isn't a nice guy (which is putting it lightly), and yet seeing him fail is no less painful. Predominantly this is a brilliantly well made, DeNiro I don't think has ever been better, and the use of score is some of the best in any movie.
July 30, 2009
1001 filmes para ver antes de morrer
July 20, 2014
I'm not fond of this film. It's uncomfortable and upsetting, but as a piece of film making virtuosity, it's incredible. It may be the best pure character study ever committed to film, and the rather detestable Jake LaMotta (as presented) is unsettlingly intriguing. Who said a character had to be likable, sympathetic or even relatable to be compelling. Might be De Niro's best performance. The fact that it's shot in black and white, when there's nothing black and white about it's characters is nicely ironic.
May 20, 2014
It is all about style , photograph and editing but no substance .
August 29, 2012
The best sport's movie of all time, the story of Jake LaMotta.
Jeremy Davis
July 17, 2014
Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull follows the storyline of former boxing champion, Jake LaMotta. Although it's almost always categorized as a sports film, I find this classification very misleading. This film has little to do with the subject of boxing per se; it's more of a character study of the flawed, tormented and troubled boxer, Jake LaMotta, and about his inability to connect with other human beings and his 'penchant' for self-destruction. Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin's screenplay unflinchingly explores what drove this man over the edge and what eventually pulled him back. Scorsese has presented the audiences with the most powerful portrayal of jealousy ever put up on the big screen, reviving the golden age of cinema (at least for a while).
July 17, 2014
A powerful film with a powerful character at it's front. DeNiro deliver one of his best performances here when he portrays former middleweight champion Jake LaMotta. With it's breathtaking visuals and overall technique filled with some great backgrounds music, this movie really delivers, and do so without compassion or mercy, and is sometimes hard to watch.
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