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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…
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…
Man, what a tough movie to like. I wasn't really invested in the standard paint-by-numbers story and pretty much every character was a horrible person. And yet it still held my attention. It was clearly made with skill and the aesthetic choice to shoot in black and white was definitely spot on. I'm not really sure why Scorsese chose to tell this story but he does a great job with what he has and Deniro gives another great performance as a worthless piece of shit.
One of the greatest actors of all time paired with one of the greatest directors of all time, with both at the top of their game, results in this movie. Essentially a tragedy about a man who lost everything he loved due to his own short temper and paranoia, with the occasional brief but brutal boxing match peppered throughout. Deserving all of the praise it gets, Raging Bull is a true masterpiece.
Out of Martin Scorsese's entire filmography, "Raging Bull" is the film that is his most deep, nuanced, and layered. Scorsese's vivid, humanistic, and at times, poetic direction guides the many themes and sequences through this enthralling and painfully tragic character study. Robert de Niro delivers one of cinema's all-time greatest performances, as his portrayal of Jake La Motta is equal parts haunting, transformative, and often heartbreaking, portraying a man whose own rage and anger was uncontrolled and how it ended up taking over him in the process. "Raging Bull" is an unforgettable masterpiece, and another classic from the great Martin Scorsese.
Scorsese filmed two versions of LaMotta's match with Janiro, but test audiences reacted poorly to the one where LaMotta decides to fuck him.
A Scorcese masterpeice; this film explores the career of box Jake Lamatto and his troubled relationships with his brother and wife. The portrayal of the central character is complex owing to the fact that is based on a real person. Stylistically there can be no argument that Raging Bull is a standard bearer for films.
rewatched this, this is my second time seeing it. although I still do not stand for the belief that it is possibly the greatest American film ever made, I have changed my 4 star rating to a 5 star rating. this rewatch made me realize the phenomenal direction by Marty & the editing job done by Thelma. the performances were just as great as I remember them, maybe even better. scorsese also uses silence perfectly in this movie. the absence of music plays a huge part in this and really helps make the film even better. the thing I realized most about the film on this rewatch is definitely the fact that every single scene of the movie is great. every…
It's simply one of the saddest, most important movies ever made. Look at how de niro drowns into his charecter. Imalways remember him as lo matta.
While it isn't quite as thought provoking or even as good as "Taxi Driver", I really think that this is the movie that put Scorsese on the map, thanks to the cinematography, the score and the subject matter. When you put "Raging Bull" side by side with "Taxi Driver", this is the one that looks a lot more professional and when watched, shows off memorable scene after memorable scene and just feels like something that should be lauded & praised. Whereas "Taxi Driver" looks a little more gritty and a little more underground; something that was made on a more personal level, "Raging Bull" looks like something that was made for the intention of turning heads and winning awards. Whether or…