All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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…
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.
"The thing ain't the ring, it's the play. So give me a... stage where this bull here can rage and though I could fight I'd much rather recite... that's entertainment."
In 1976 Martin Scorsese teamed up with Robert De Niro and screenwriter Paul Schrader to deliver what in my opinion is one of his best films: Taxi Driver. That year that complex character study lost out on the Oscar to Stallone's Rocky. So what does Scorsese do next? He directs a real boxing movie with another memorable and complex character played by Robert De Niro making Rocky look like a cartoon character. Don't get me wrong, I loved Rocky, but Jake La Motta is a character that feels much more…
It must have been really hard to portray a man who is so unlikable. But, the cinematography is so beautiful that I sort of forgot about it :)
America’s greatest living director, Martin Scorsese, has had an astonishing career, and Raging Bull is one of his finest works. It’s a brilliant, searing biopic and dramatic tragedy based on the real life story of an unloveable, stubborn middle-weight boxing champion, Jake LaMotta. Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci have also never been better. Filmed in a gritty, naturalistic style in luminescent black and white, Martin Scorsese's tortuous film is a fascinating exploration of a diseased man's soul and of one man at war with his own nature.
Een van Scorsese's oudere film, en hoewel het echt een classic is heeft het me niet zo gegrepen als Taxi Driver bijvorbeeld.
De beelden zijn prachtig maar waar deze film vooral straalt is bij de acteursprestaties; Robert De Niro en Joe Pesci werken fenomenaal geweldig samen. Maar de metamorfoses waar De Niro is doorgegaan zijn abnormaal en een echte prestatie, dit is niet genoeg te benadrukken.
Ik kan nog niet zeggen wat me niet helemaal overtuigt in deze film, maar er mist iets voor mij.
btw; De Niro die zachtje in mijn oor fluistert "take oaf ya panties" voelt vreemd aan.
Robert De Niro stars as the less than likable protagonist in another Scorsese picture. Raging Bull is bolstered by some fantastic fight sequences and an excellent performance by its aforementioned lead. When dealing with relationships Raging Bull is less enjoyable, as it features strangely developed romantic interests, objectionable behavior, and some downright despicable actions which are hardly pleasant and difficult to relate to. In spite of this, Lamotta remains compelling as a character, and strangely easy to cheer for in his career, if not in his role outside the boxing world.
"A journey through the films of Martin Scorsese" - 2015 Edition
Pt. 6: Raging Bull
Robert De Niro, by finding La Motta's biography, getting production started, and urging Scorsese to direct, pretty much saved Scorsese's life and career. Or at least had a very helping hand in it. Both do some of their best work here.
For De Niro it might be his crowning achievement. His role as Jake La Motta is so much more than the sum of his physical transformation. He turns La Motta in one of the most fascinating unpleasant characters of all cinema. A man who lacks brightness, who is drawn to violence as a means of communication he understands. A man of pride and naivety,…
this movie was really hard to enjoy. personally, i didn't like the content of it, it left me feeling bored at times, but the dense and magnetic pull of the main character's story arc kept bringing me back. martin scorsese does a very good job with this character study, in addition to robert deniro's incredible acting. the black and white, intelligent editing, along with use of silence all make this film feel realistic and unforgiving. while i do think it's a little overrated, still an enlightening watch.
In 1980, Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro released their fourth film together about Jake LaMotta. In this film, we get incredible performances from De Niro (as you'd expect), we're also introduced to one of the best duos, De Niro and Joe Pesci. A friendship that goes on for years and they'll continue to work together, gladly.
Raging Bull was shot in black and white, and it looks gorgeous. The smokey atmosphere in some of the shots. Scorsese has always known where to place the camera, and it's extremely evident here. The editing in this is top-notch.
LaMotta isn't a good guy, but you get him, you understand where he comes from and why he might react some of the…
One of my favourite movies.
Here's a nice story. Brian de Palma had a friendly rivalry with Scorsese. When he was shooting Scarface he went to see Raging Bull on one of his days off. After seeing that magnificent opening shot with DeNiro dancing in the ring, he thought:
‘There is always Scorsese. No matter how well you do and how good you think you are, there is always Scorsese staring back at you.’
Simply one of the greatest films of all time. Brilliantly shot and directed with two knockout performances from De Niro and Pesci make it one for the ages.