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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.
March 27, 2018
This is, I suppose, a film about a slob, a violent and stupid man whose few brains are knocked even further sideways every time he enters the ring. But, somehow, he becomes intriguing in the telling.
January 30, 2018
From this disastrous and brutal history, Martin Scorsese has made a brutal, discerning and bleakly beautiful picture.
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
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