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GoodFellas Reviews

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January 27, 2017
A fascinating, intelligent, and in some ways groundbreaking movie.
January 23, 2017
It's a film full of thrilling entertainment: a juicy, wry and relentless account of a garish way of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 22, 2017
For its swaggering energy, the heart-in-your-throat pacing and for some of the most memorable, most imitated scenes in mafia movie history, this must rank as one of Scorsese's finest films, if not the best.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 20, 2017
Goodfellas is a terrifying film because, like much of Scorsese's best work, it is about the lives of avuncular psychopaths, and pretty-boy Liotta brilliantly encapsulates that fetid contradiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 19, 2017
This is Scorsese at the very height of his powers, orchestrating storytelling with a dynamic urgency and a bravura use of camera, music and outstanding performers.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 19, 2017
Brash and brilliant ...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 19, 2017
The rock 'n' roll counterpoint to the grand operatic tragedy of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 19, 2017
Goodfellas is remorseless, its message terminally bleak.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 18, 2017
It hasn't aged in the slightest.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 16, 2017
Sure, it's a rush - but is that enough?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2015
One of the great sustained acts of virtuosity in American cinema.
September 18, 2015
One remains detached from the characters, but Scorsese succeeds in smashing all the foolishly romantic myths about the mob with this shocking, vigorously honest portrait of a slick yuppie gangster who couldn't stand being "an average nobody."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 12, 2015
Martin Scorsese's soberest, most vivaciously thrilling vision of how hollow (and short) the fast lives of mafios really are.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 21, 2015
Definitive, sky-high Scorsese, and the one towards which all his subsequent films have been reaching, Goodfellas is, put bluntly, the best movie of the director's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 14, 2015
It's Joe Pesci who dominates the picture with his fierce performance as Tommy DeVito, an ill-tempered mobster who frequently displays the tendencies of a rabid wolverine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 11, 2015
It's visually exciting, off-handedly funny, and genuinely informative.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 4, 2015
Even after 25 years, Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas remains the very apex of mobster cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 25, 2014
All of the performances are first-rate; Pesci stands out, though, with his seemingly unscripted manner. GoodFellas is easily one of the year`s best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 25, 2014
GoodFellas, which somehow mixes its horrors with a deep vein of mordant humor, flows with the exuberance of a filmmaker who has every detail nailed and a few new lovely moves he wants to show us.
March 25, 2014
Spanning thirty years and running two and a half hours, the film bristles with the violent passion, howitzer wit and virtuoso style that made Scorsese's reputation with the gangster drama Mean Streets in 1973.
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