GoodFellas Reviews

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September 6, 2018
Is it a great movie? I don't think so. But it's a triumphant piece of filmmaking-journalism presented with the brio of drama.
April 27, 2018
Anti-romantic, it nevertheless sweeps us into the allure of mob glamour -- then slams us with its cost of admission.
January 16, 2017
Sure, it's a rush - but is that enough?
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."
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.
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.
February 26, 2019
The dialogue is as wonderful as it is profane. The performances are as down-to-earth and familiar as they are superlative achievements in screen acting. The movie is so densely textured, you can almost smell the gravy cooking on the stove in the kitchen.
March 2, 2018
Scorsese's barely fictionalized adaptation of Hill's memoir captures the charge of being a mobster on New York in the sixties and seventies without glorifying the behavior by keying into Hill's willfully self-deluded perspective.
November 13, 2017
Robert De Niro is reliably dynamic, and Joe Pesci's portrait of a gangster with a sense of humour is hideously memorable, but there's no doubt that GoodFellas fights a losing battle against numbness.
August 30, 2017
The best movie about who gangsters are, and how they came to exert such a magnetic pull on American culture.
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