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Goodfellas (1990)

USA 146m, Color
Director: Martin Scorsese; Cast: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino

Goodfellas is a fast paced and violent gangster film that is based on journalist Nicholas Pileggi’s book “Wiseguy” which follows the lives of three mobsters over three decades, beginning in 1955 and continuing through the 1980s. The often violently explicit images in Goodfellas are at times shockingly brutal, yet seem to be appropriate relative to the real-life accounts from which this semi-fictional film was adapted. Scorsese’s direction is superb, as are the performances of all three principal characters, which arguably is the reason why Goodfellas is one of the best, if not the most entertaining,  mob movies ever made (Klaus Ming March 2010).

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3 comments on “Goodfellas (1990)

  1. Derrick
    04/29/2010

    i got the special 2 disk set of this a few year back, need to re-watch it with all the extra insight. Very good movie and extremely well done gangster film. Ray Liotta and Robert De Niro, i don’t think i ever saw them in a bad flick.

  2. tokyo5
    10/17/2010

    I think this is one of the best movies of 1990.
    But, it seems, it’s not one of the ten top-grossing films of 1990.

    I wrote that list in this post:
    http://tokyo5.wordpress.com/2010/10/17/20-years-in-japan/

  3. chrislejarzar
    11/30/2010

    Scorsese’s masterpiece (which is saying something). Looking back, I can’t believe it didn’t get the Oscar love it so deserved.

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