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GoodFellas Reviews

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Sean Axmaker
February 17, 2010
The stylistic blast of what is surely the first rock and roll gangster movie revels in the glamour then twists on the brutality of the mob life...
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 9, 2010
Goodfellas and The Godfather saga tower above their competition and deserve their place in the pantheon of American crime pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

August 24, 2008
Arguably Scorsese's finest hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
August 24, 2008
You walk away, tantalized by a view into the darkest part of yourself, glad that that part is still behind bars.
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
August 3, 2008
Arguably the greatest mob movie ever made.
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
February 21, 2008
Based on Pileggi's book, Scorsese's biopic of Henry Hill is so well-crafted, shot, and acted that it easily overcomes some of the film's shortcomings, such as its dramatic shaplessness and less than powerful ending.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Joseph McBride
June 26, 2007
Colorful but dramatically unsatisfying.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 26, 2007
May well be the most accomplished thing Scorsese's ever done.
Jason Zingale
January 13, 2007
It's not only the greatest gangster film ever made, but it's also one of the most glaring omissions in the history of the Oscars.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Mark Athitakis
October 4, 2006
A multi-generational tale of bad money, it is the defining American movie of the 1990s; Scorsese hasn't made a film half as good since its 1990 release.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 4, 2006 of the best-- and most influential -- American movies ever made.
Full Review| Original Score: 94/100
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 21, 2006
Long and brutal, but Scorsese was never better at marshalling his cinematic tools to tell a story ... his definitive statement about the New York City mob.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 2, 2006
A drama that injects your adrenal glands with the thrill of living from score to score and walking the streets with limitless power.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Chuck O'Leary
February 18, 2006
That Martin Scorsese's brilliant GoodFellas lost the 1990 Best Picture and Best Director Oscars to Dances with Wolves is one of the all-time miscarriages of justice in the history of the Academy Awards.
| Original Score: 9/10
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Scorsese's fast, violent, stylish mobster movie is a return to form.
James Lap
Apollo Guide
May 13, 2005
The iridescence of, and questions asked by Goodfellas place the film among the great American classics.
Full Review | Original Score: 95/100
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 7, 2005
The best gangster movie of all-time and easily, one of the best overall flicks ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 1, 2005
A work of craftsmanship over art.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Douglas Pratt
November 6, 2004
It was so well made that it still works today.
| Original Score: 5/5
Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine
October 6, 2004
Brutally funny, and often just plain brutal.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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