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GoodFellas Reviews

January 16, 2017
Sure, it's a rush - but is that enough?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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.
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
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
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
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
August 24, 2008
You walk away, tantalized by a view into the darkest part of yourself, glad that that part is still behind bars.
June 26, 2007
Colorful but dramatically unsatisfying.
June 26, 2007
May well be the most accomplished thing Scorsese's ever done.
February 9, 2006
Scorsese's fast, violent, stylish mobster movie is a return to form.
May 21, 2003
Goodfellas looks and sounds as if it must be absolutely authentic.
January 1, 2000
It is not a coincidence that Scorsese's three masterpieces all star Robert De Niro.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
GoodFellas is an appalling masterpiece of the kind that, along with New York's current well-publicized troubles, is likely to give pause to anyone planning to make a trip to the city.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
No finer film has ever been made about organized crime.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
The performances by everyone are stunning, standout.