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An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.
Martin Scorsese's films very often take on the body, mind and soul of their leads, which make them that much more fascinating. When that lead is spiraling into madness, the film becomes this for us to unravel; when they're cocky and banal, the film is this; when they're lusting for a continuation of a thrill when it's gone far wrong, the film is this bordering depletion of fun. For Raging Bull, self-destruction has rarely been this hard to take on screen, but this hard to turn away from at the same time.
The film is inside the mind of Jake LaMotta and loathing it, just as he loathes himself. The misogyny, brutality, jealousy, distorted self-imagery, carelessness and behind it all,…
"Raging Bull" is a cinematic art at it's highest form, a tone poem, a character study, and a biography all flawlessly rolled into majestic package.
Throughout the entire film the acting is simply impeccable, De Niro and Pesci are both stunning. The fight scenes are famous for their brutal realism and it's easy to see why. Scorsese puts you right in the ring with the fighters and you can't help but admire their technical brilliance.
"Raging Bull" is a masterpiece and definitely a cinematic gem in black and white.
While many claim this is Martin Scorsese best film I must respectfully disagree! I see it more as the primordial ooze from which all of Scorsese's films draw their first breath! His artistic seminal gene pool if you will!
A difficult film to rank as it deals with a very flawed real life character whom has no redeeming qualities! The strengths of the film revolve around the brutally realistic fight scenes! And what I consider to be Robert De Niro's role of a lifetime! All of which pales in comparison to Scorsese's directorial expertise!
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The most frightening thing about Jake LaMotta isn’t his rage. It’s that look in his eyes when he’s caught onto something, when he thinks he has somebody cornered. He latches on to a sentence, or a phrase, and then he repeats it over and over until it starts to take on a different meaning for everybody in the room. He makes himself believe things that aren’t true, perhaps because he wants these things to be true, because he wants to punish himself. But why?
"You ever think of anybody else when we're in bed?"
Raging Bull explores the classic Madonna-whore complex: a man falls in love with a woman, and as soon as he touches her, he realizes that other…
I thought LaMotta was gonna unzip his pants at the end and pull out a giant fake cock.
Kind of overrated if you ask me. Great performance from De Niro though. I just didn't find it that interesting or engaging. It was good, but one of the best movies of all time? I think not.
Finally got around to seeing this movie some 35 years later.This is arguably Robert De Niro's finest performance along with "Taxi Driver".
The movie style of the movie shot in black and white just oozes the Scorsese class,something which he has not been able to repeat of late.
De Niro just owns the portrayal of boxer Jake LaMotta and deservedly won Best Actor for this,the movie should of won a lot more,anyway most would of seen this by now but if you haven't don't leave it any longer.
This movie is a must watch.. Seen over 50 Times always find something I missed
I came in to the film expecting to watch cattle.
Oh well, Robert DeNiro's pretty damn good!
Every now and then a film reminds us that it’s not always the content of a story that matters most, but how the story is told. We all know the story of Raging Bull, whether we realize it or not. We know the story of the hubristic hero who rises to the brink of greatness, only to be torn apart by his fatal flaw. We know the story of jealousy, of how the poisonous seed of distrust can slowly drive a man to madness. It’s a tale at least as old as the Greeks, but that doesn’t make watching the rise and fall of Jake La Motta any less gripping.
At the heart of Martin Scorsese’s brilliant transformation of a…
"If I see you put your hands in that plate one more time, I'm gonna stab you with this knife, you hear me?"
A veritable human tragedy. Raging bull isn't pretty. It's very human, flawed, and gritty, yet perfectly executed. It's rare that a film doesn't make you identify with the protagonist. The whole time I was watching I couldn't help feel his disappointment, his rage, and the feelings of those he hurts. Very heartbreaking. Lamotta wasn't a complete animal though like he said; he once had a tender side, but take the boxer out of the ring and he's still a boxer, even when he's a standup comedian. The film says a lot about family, love, and fighting. Scorcese is at his strongest here. Highly reccomended.
It seems as if this one is extremely easy to pick apart, which causes me to second guess if I missed what I'm suppose to take away from this movie. I certainly don't feel that I'll be contemplating many of it's scenes over the next few months, despite it's masterful & classic Scorsese shots, and this is mostly because there's not a whole lot to connect with in Raging Bull. We're given faces that are almost entirely blank: the development of Vikki and Jake's relationship is non-existent & alien, and we're not shown any reason to believe that any of these actors spend time with each other at all. There's quite a few instances where it feels as if the story is…
Just might be the best thing that wop Scorsese ever put his greasy little paws on. Among other amazing films of course. De Niro and Joe Pesci are certainly two good brothers.
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