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GoodFellas Reviews

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March 25, 2014
In GoodFellas, Scorsese, that connoisseur of mean streets and brutish, reflexive rage, has fashioned a stunning film that belongs on the same lonely, top shelf as Coppola's Mafia saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 25, 2014
Scorsese's best film? Difficult to call, though if it doesn't beat Raging Bull, it runs it a close second.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 25, 2014
From its opening scene of shocking brutality through its remaining 150 minutes of electrifying, relentless drama, violence, humor and horror, Martin Scorsese`s spellbinding Mafia saga GoodFellas is a film audiences will long remember.
March 25, 2014
While Scorsese generates vivid images, he covered this ground in the superb Mean Streets in 1973. Here there's nothing to learn, nobody to sympathize with.
March 25, 2014
Robert De Niro gives what has come to be a typical Robert De Niro performance -- understated, sly, ingratiating. Joe Pesci, as the hot-tempered Tommy, steals several scenes from his fellow performers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 25, 2014
GoodFellas is a movie that savagely and thoroughly obliterates romanticized notions of the Mafia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 25, 2014
The most profoundly Catholic of contemporary filmmakers, Scorsese has here imagined a world without the slightest notion of sin-everything is permitted, and he is both fascinated and appalled by the total freedom of his characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 25, 2014
Be prepared to be completely bowled over by a director at the peak of his talents and in full control of top-notch material.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 25, 2014
Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas' is a good film, maybe a great film, but it is also difficult to watch at times. At times, it is so brutal you will find yourself looking away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2011
In GoodFellas, director Martin Scorsese does something simple and audacious: He takes the guilt out of organized crime.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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...
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
August 24, 2008
You walk away, tantalized by a view into the darkest part of yourself, glad that that part is still behind bars.
August 3, 2008
Arguably the greatest mob movie ever made.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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-
June 26, 2007
Colorful but dramatically unsatisfying.
June 26, 2007
May well be the most accomplished thing Scorsese's ever done.
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
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
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