February 16, 2021
It's an epic, it's powerful, it's funny, it's tough, it's rough and by God is it cool.
September 18, 2020
GoodFellas feels to me like the movie Scorsese was put here to make. And he made it accordingly.
September 15, 2020
I've never seen a movie with such swagger. When you watch it you feel like you're getting away with something.
September 14, 2020
From the soundtrack to the dialogue to the brutal violence, everything is coated in humor - an uncommon but wry style to impart on a movie with such serious themes.
September 9, 2020
Henry Hill's love song to his life in a Mafia family.
March 12, 2020
It's got a sharp script and good performances all around, which makes it very entertaining.
September 19, 2019
Complex, volatile, ironic and disquieting, Scorsese's Goodfellas is a masterly achievement in intense observation.
July 17, 2019
It's probably the manic air and the sense that what we're really watching is a black comedy that transmits the most.
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.
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.
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.
August 30, 2017
The best movie about who gangsters are, and how they came to exert such a magnetic pull on American culture.
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.
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.
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.
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.