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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.
When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.
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.
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.
The misallocation of value. To prize and strengthen that within you which does the most harm to yourself and others. To fight and fight and fight until everything around you is splintered and broken and everything inside of you is splintered and broken and everyone is too frightened of you to make eye contact or come close, when the prospect of your touch causes others to flinch involuntarily, even those you purport to love and care for, when you fight more to hurt yourself than to gain anything else, when all you are worthy of is to fully inhabit that pain and loss out of which you have made your home, which you have made your very flesh and spirit.…
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.
I can see how this must have truly changed the face of the singular-character study/biography genre. Fascinating and like all boxing films works as a study of masculinity.
Knocked down a notch probably down to the almost un-watcheable scenes exploring LaMotta's jealousy - although this is more a personal thing than a failure of the film.
One of the greatest films ever made and is my favorite of all time. Robert De Niro has never been better and this film is Scorsese's masterpiece.
Apa yang dilakukan Raging Bull pada Rocky serupa dengan apa yang dilakukan The Godfather terhadap film-film mafia sebelumnya.
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Absolutely great acting by De Niro, and the fighting scenes are epic. But that was more or less it for me. Things paced up out of nothing towards the end, after more than 1½ hours of slowpace description of La Mottas mind, which didn't really catch me.
Saved by the acting more than anything.
Probably Scorsese's take on a Greek Tragedy. If I were to compare Jake LaMotta to any other film character it'd be Barry Egan from Punch-Drunk Love. La Motta is a man that strives to be a better man but can't with his clouded conscience and bleak perception of life. DeNiro's portrayal of Jake LaMotta shows how great of an actor DeNiro is and how invested he gets in a characters head. There are scenes that almost bring a tear to my eye for how sad they are. Specifically the jail scene. One of the great scenes in cinema and something to not be overlooked. If you are coming into this expecting a boxing movie you'll be satisfied with those…
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