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Raging Bull Reviews

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November 13, 2015
"Raging Bull" ultimately has a numbing effect on the brain as if one's head had been pummeled by La Motta's so-called "girlish" fists.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 14, 2007
Martin Scorsese makes pictures about the kinds of people you wouldn't want to know.
May 5, 2017
Martin Scorsese's obsession with a dubious mystique of masculinity turns "Raging Bull" into a ponderous work of metaphysical cinematic bull.
January 13, 2007
For those who think Rocky is the greatest boxing movie ever made: think again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
It's the best film I've seen about the low self-esteem, sexual inadequacy and fear that lead some men to abuse women.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
There's no room for romanticism in the ring with inky black blood staining the canvas. During fight sequences, the director also uses a number of point-of-view shots designed to show the world, however briefly, from La Motta's perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 11, 2005
Scorsese and De Niro built up such a rapport that the actor became an extension of the director's vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 2, 2010
Scorsese might never again find a subject as ideal as Jake LaMotta, the Bronx-based boxer whose public bouts and private demons Raging Bull chronicles with such bruising acuity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 22, 2005
Jake's inner struggles dovetail with his performance in the ring, and the film
August 27, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
January 4, 2010
Interesting, rewarding and, at times, surprisingly episodic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 1, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 8, 2009
Robert De Niro's metamorphosis into boxing legend Jake La Motta (AKA the Bronx Bull) is one of the most impressive acting transformations on celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
The boxing sequences have little to do with reality, but cinematically they explode.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 18, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
The true story of championship prizefighter Jake La Motta, this is unmannered, unpretentious filmmaking that tells its story with startling authenticity, but it's a movie that leaves you feeling as beat up as one of La Motta's opponents.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
Filmed in a gritty, naturalistic style in luminescent black and white, Martin Scorsese's tortuous film is a fascinating exploration of a diseased man's soul.
Read More | Original Score: 93/100
March 20, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 29, 2004
Raging Bull is a screen biography of Jake La Motta, a searing look at the sport of boxing and a riveting drama revolving around grand passions.
April 5, 2005
a masterpiece
| Original Score: 5/5
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