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GoodFellas [film] by Martin Scorsese

GoodFellas [film]

by Martin Scorsese (Director/Screenwriter), Nicholas Pileggi (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Lorraine Bracco (Actor), Robert De Niro (Actor), Ray Liotta (Actor), Joe Pesci (Actor), Paul Sorvino (Actor)1 more, Irwin Winkler (Producer)

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The career of a minor mafioso.

It's got a handful of iconic scenes that are at least worth seeing it once for. But for the most part, it's boring. When we first started our Top 250 project, I almost decided not to do it because it would mean having to watch Goodfellas again. Well, Goodfellas and Scarface. I just don't get why anyone would want to watch it a second time. Okay, I guess that's not true; I can appreciate it... but the 15th best movie ever? The IMDb voters are all insane.

Concept: D
Story: C
Characters: A
Dialog: B
Pacing: D
Cinematography: C
Special effects/design: A
Acting: A
Music: B

Enjoyment: C minus

GPA: 2.6/4 ( )
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Best gangster movie of all time. ( )
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Scorsese, MartinDirector/Screenwriterprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pileggi, NicholasScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bracco, LorraineActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
De Niro, RobertActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Liotta, RayActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pesci, JoeActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sorvino, PaulActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Winkler, IrwinProducersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Martin Scorsese's 1990 masterpiece GoodFellasimmortalizes the hilarious, horrifying life of actual gangster Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), from his teen years on the streets of New York to his anonymous exile under the Witness Protection Program. The director's kinetic style is perfect for recounting Hill's ruthless rise to power in the 1950s as well as his drugged-out fall in the late 1970s; in fact, no one has ever rendered the mental dislocation of cocaine better than Scorsese. Scorsese uses period music perfectly, not just to summon a particular time but to set a precise mood. GoodFellas is at least as good as The Godfather without being in the least derivative of it. Joe Pesci's psycho improvisation of Mobster Tommy DeVito ignited Pesci as a star, Lorraine Bracco scores the performance of her life as the love of Hill's life, and every supporting role, from Paul Sorvino to Robert De Niro, is a miracle.

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Focuses on a group of men involved with organized crime while giving an inside look at the Mafia from 1955-80. Based on the life of mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian New York kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" in his impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood.… (more)

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