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Raging Bull Reviews

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February 1, 2016
Might be my favorite Scorsese film up there with Taxi Driver and Robert De Niro provides the best acting of his career
January 31, 2016
Raging Bull is a classic boxing film. De Niro's performance is one of the greatest of his career. Scorsese's telling of Jake LaMotta's life story is art, not simply another Hollywood movie. It is serious and builds empathy for the audience for the film's protagonist. La Motta was a rough, streetwise pugilist, who made his way to the top simply by his unique toughness. Ironically, this film etches LaMotta forever into cinematic history, moreso than he will be remembered for his fighting career.
January 29, 2016
4/4
Emotionally shattering drama about prizefighter Jake La Motta, who fought no worse enemy than himself. He slowly destroys his life by obsessive jealously. No movie has ever captured anger or jealously so beautifully on screen; some movie buffs (myself included) consider this to be the greatest film ever made. Full-bore, non-stop compelling direction plays viewer's emotions like a harp, delivering one painful scene after another, with dazzling (though brutal) boxing sequences. Opening is hypnotic, finale is perhaps the most devastating moment on celluloid. Robert De Niro gives the most devoted performance in movie history (he gained 60 pounds for the role). This masterpiece was also stunningly photographed and edited for maximum impact. Final note: Scene with De Niro and Pesci arguing in front of a broken TV is the single greatest acted scene ever.
½ January 24, 2016
Martin Scorsese directed a beautiful film that delves deep into the life of Jake la Motta, putting much character development into every character, all topped off with an amazing performance from Robert de Niro. Although a bit slow at some points, Raging Bull is deservedly crowned as a classic.
January 20, 2016
The visuals, sound design, rigorous editing by the master Thelma Schoonmaker, and searing performances combine to make one of the greatest and most powerful of all films and one of the definitive cinematic explorations of an unsympathetic and damaged protagonist
December 27, 2015
"You never got me down Ray". Raging Bull is the story of famous Boxer Jake La Motta. This is an excellent film brought together by what might possibly be Robert DeNiro's best performance. Excellent directing by Martin Scorsese and Scorsese's second best behind only Goodfellas
December 25, 2015
uste edna Scorsese-De Niro klasika!
December 21, 2015
Raging Bull is one of Martin Scorsese's most iconic movies for good reason. Raging Bull is an absolute classic and one of the best movies ever. This is a boxing film but it's so much more. Robert De Niro gives one of the best performances of his entrie career. He's likeable yet you hate him at the same time. His performance is very physically demanding as he had to gain a load of weight and then loose it all again for his next movie. There's a brilliant scene where Jake La Motta just breaks down and starts punching a wall and Robert De Niro gives it his all. Joe Pesci is amazing as Jake's brother. I love how he's the voice of reason to Jake when he suspects his wife sleeping with other men, yet he's still a very violent and aggressive character. The rest of the acting is great but it's those two leads that carry the movie. This film is amazingly directed by the fantastic Martin Scorsese. This is full of all his trademarks and he did an amazing job with this film. The writing is fantastic, a lot of the dialogue leads to very tense seems which is great. The cinematography is excellent, the scenes in the ring are magnificent to look at and there are lots of brilliant long takes. The opening of this film is visually stunning, it's this brilliant wide take with the classical music, it's just amazing. The boxing scenes are brilliant. If you thought the stuff in Rocky or Warrior was brutal they are nothing compared to the boxing scenes here. The boxing scenes are incredibly brutal and have you on the edge of the seat, especially the last boxing match. This film is also brilliantly edited, the film while it feels long it's still very well edited. I also love the ending, the speech from De Niro, the music it's all just amazing. Raging Bull is a fantastic movie and it's one of Martin Scorsese's best. If Rocky is the most iconic boxing movie then in my opinion Raging Bull is the best. A+
December 19, 2015
An immensely empowering performance from DeNiro, superbly directed by Scorsese, contribute to the telling of an invigorating, yet, at times, melancholic, tale of a ruthless fighter, whose strength is presented ingeniously through the film's impeccably captured boxing sequences. 4/4.
December 17, 2015
of all the Oscars Scorsese SHOULD have won.....this should have been it....don't get me wrong "Ordinary People" is a good film...but compared to THIS.....Anyhow, just goes to show you how the Oscars don't mean anything.
December 16, 2015
A masterpiece. Better than is given credit and always has something that's more than meets the eye.
½ December 12, 2015
A visceral examination in the deterioration of a raw and brutal man that is spectacularly acted and powerfully presented.
December 10, 2015
Although Boxing may seem like it is at the forefront of Raging Bull, it actually is just a backdrop of the portrait of an extremely flawed and volatile man who although can beat men twice his size into a bloody pulp, is extremely unsure of himself and self conscious and the only way he knows how to express his frustration is through violence. Take for instance the scene where he is pestering his brother played by Joe Pesci about the relationship between his wife and the brother. The tension is so thick and just when you think that it is over, Deniro's character just simply will not let it go. His jealousy is so unsettling that you can feel the fear and uneasiness of the other character's pouring through the screen right into your chest. Raging Bull is brilliant. Scorsese, Deniro and Pesci are absolutely incredible in this movie. When you look at the history of actor and director teams that have worked together multiple times, I am not so sure if you can find a time period that is better than Deniro and Sorcese early in their career and this is probably the culmination of that excellence.
December 1, 2015
A beautiful movie on every aspect. It is beauty to the eyes, the ears and everywhere else. The story is engaging thanks to the actors and the directing. Every scene is a portrait into the madness of Jake Lamotta, painted to perfection by Martin Scorsese the artist.
November 30, 2015
De Niro 's greatest on screen performance is The true story of prize fighter Jake LaMotta and his downward spiral of self-destruction.
½ November 26, 2015
De Niro was great and had incredible physical transformation throughout. Actual boxing scenes were quite boring
November 20, 2015
A cinematic masterpiece, one of the greatest films ever made.
November 11, 2015
Greatest movie of all time.
½ November 6, 2015
De Niro is the master!
November 3, 2015
Not sure why, but I didn't like it. Found it quite boring.
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