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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…
The complaint levied at The Wolf of Wall Street, that the film isn't at enough of a distance from the character to serve as a critique, seems far more true here. When Jake lusts after 15 year old Vickie, so does the camera, and so is the audience instructed to. When Jake sees Sugar Ray as demonic, a beast from Hell, so does the camera, and so is the audience instructed to. This lack of distance between subject and camera may be something that some people praise, but I see it as a missed opportunity to make a point about men in power and women or about the fetishization of black male bodies in a similar form to women's. In…
"I'm not an animal, I'm not an animal, I'm not an animal . . ."
"Lotta people out there?"
Another perfect film from Scorsese, but I wonder if I like Taxi Driver more. De Niro gives another perfect performance as Jake La Motta, one of the best performances I have ever seen. The style of this film is amazing as well, the black and white cinematography is perfect for this story, and the script is perfect in its attempt to put La Motta's problem's upfront as well as his good qualities.
A superbly crafted and extremely well acted classic film. Arguably, this is Scorsese's finest picture.
Robert DeNiro gives the performance of his lifetime as real life boxer Jake LaMotta in his autobiography Raging Bull. It's a tragedy of a great boxer who brutally damaged his opponents in the ring, while outside of the ring he's equally as self destructive due to his own insecurities. The beatings Jake takes are unbelievable but he NEVER goes down(though I am told that in real life he did only once) this is more than likely because he enjoys the punishment before going into his rage and obliterating his opponent.
I've read many reviews that claim that LaMotta has no redeeming qualities, I really can't argue with this statement BUT I will say that it is an engrossing movie based…
DeNiro's great but Turturro steals it.
Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci's performances are the best things about this movie. They do a great job of carrying the film.
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