A highly disturbing but mesmerizing look at the joys and dangers of life in the mob. Colorful but dramatically unsatisfying.
The story telling in this movie is sooo good. Also loved De Niro's performance in this one.
Absolutely superb film!One of the best without doubt
Love this genre need something to follow Sooranos Ray Donavan is great—Brotherhood was good just need a new movie show—
"As far back as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster."
Since the 27th anniversary was earlier this week and the recent passing of Frank Vincent I wanted to revisit this masterpiece. What a brilliant film. Everything is excellent, from the acting to the camera work to the soundtrack, this is one of the very best movies of all times. Martin Scorsese is at the top of his game. This is the definitive gangster movie and in my mind it will never be passed.
"Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut." Unless they are trying to kill you...
Films like this are the reason why I love cinema so much.
Love every minute of this film.
Paul Cicero's cigar is magic, it disappears in between shots (the scene at 25 minutes-ish). That's one of a few truly glaring continuity errors in this film. (IMDB lists a remarkable number of "Goofs", but most of them are so small you'd have to really be looking for them. Not so with the cigar—that one practically slaps the viewer in the face and says, "Hi! Just wanted to remind you that this is a film.")
Having just finished the film, my foremost thought is that Henry's parents kind of disappeared. They were important at the beginning, and then suddenly they vanished from the narrative when it was convenient. Bit disappointing—not that there weren't enough characters to keep track of as the story continued.
The other thing on my mind, a bigger-picture thought, is that the movie feels both long and slow, and quick, somehow. At roughly the one-hour mark I was surprised how much time had gone by. But that's where it began to feel like it slowed down, too. The remaining 60% or so of the film increasingly dragged on until the last 20 minutes. A lot of it had to do with the sheer number of times Tommy was shown to be a careless, hot-headed asshole with a gun. Most of those scenes didn't add anything new to his character.
GoodFellas is an impressive piece of cinema, but at times it gets bogged down in atmosphere for atmosphere's sake, needlessly extending the run time without contributing to the film (whose world is already quite well defined even without those scenes). If the whole film was as engrossing as the first hour, it truly would be a masterpiece. 8/10
Martin Scorsese's masterclass in modern cinema is still as fresh as the day it was released. Engaging storyline, crackling dialogue, beautiful cinematography and expertly directed.
You've watched it many times before...watch it again.
I noticed this movie was leaving Netflix NL soon, and since it is in the top 20 on IMDb, I thought it must be great.
But I quit it after 36 minutes..... I do like con/heist movies and such (The Italian Job, Focus, Ocean's Eleven etc), so I thought, this must be right up my alley... but meh :( Hugely disappointed. It just seemed to go too slow-paced for my taste.
This is a deeply interesting movie of friendship and betrayal.
The greatest mob film still today.
Like every Scorsese rather brutal but also very intriguing. A somewhat weak ending: Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) rats on the Paulie and Jimmy (Robert DeNiro).
Cinema Paco: Magnificent mafia movie with some great performances and screenplay