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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.
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…
“Raging Bull” is not a film about boxing but about a man with paralyzing jealousy and sexual insecurity, for whom being punished in the ring serves as confession, penance and absolution. It is no accident that the screenplay never concerns itself with fight strategy. For Jake LaMotta, what happens during a fight is controlled not by tactics but by his fears and drives.
Consumed by rage after his wife, Vickie, unwisely describes one of his opponents as “good-looking,” he pounds the man's face into a pulp, and in the audience a Mafia boss leans over to his lieutenant and observes, “He ain't pretty no more.” After the punishment has been delivered, Jake (Robert De Niro) looks not at his opponent,…
The most painful and heart-rending portrait of jealousy ever put to cinema. An Othello for our times.
Some people call this Martin Scorsese's magnum opus. If I had to choose a favorite Scorsese film, this probably wouldn't be it, but it's close and I can understand why people would say so. Of the films I have seen from him, there's perhaps no film as well made as this one. It seems like he really put it all in for this.
The script, the score, the cinematography. There were certain shots that almost blew me away. The greatest part of it however was the performances, especially the ones by Robert De…
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Raging Bull is the "soft launch" of a Scorsese Marathon I'll be kicking off next month. I inexplicably never finished this film when I started it almost 15 years ago. I have no excuses. But I realize it's time to brush up on Marty Scorsese and figure out why he's so idolized in this industry. I'm not his biggest fan, and I never really understood why. I hope to have an answer in the coming months.
Raging Bull is about an angry boxer who can never find happiness. He's got adoring fans, women who want him, a loyal…
Wow. I'm speechless. This film is a masterpiece of cinema. This is one of the best films I've ever seen.
I held off on watching this movie for a long time because I find sports to be really, really boring. I never go out of my way to watch sports movies and I couldn't care less about boxing. I haven't even seen Rocky yet, so of course I was hesitant on watching this. Turns out Martin Scorsese also found sports boring and that was his reason for turning down directing this movie for so long. Then he realized that the boxing ring could represent more than just boxing and it was that approach that made this such an engaging, interesting film.
It's first and foremost a character piece. The boxing takes the backseat as it deals with Jake LaMotta's disgusting,…
Martin Scorsese's film based on the life of the former middleweight champ Jake LaMotta (played by Robert De Niro) is a biography of the prizefight genre; it's also about movies and about violence, it's about gritty visual rhythm, it's about Brando, it's about the two GODFATHER pictures--it's about Scorsese and De Niro's trying to top what they've done and what everybody else has done. Scorsese puts his unmediated obsessions on the screen, trying to turn raw, pulp power into art by removing it from the particulars of observation and narrative. He loses the lowlife entertainment values of prizefight films; he aestheticizes pulp and kills it. De Niro put on more than 50 pounds to play the older, drunken LaMotta; he…
Third times a charm for this one...
"This HAS to be one of the greatest movies ever made" was going through my head throughout the entirely of Raging Bull.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The progression through this movie is devastating. I can't comment on much more than that. Maybe in a few years.
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