|Display Format:||Canadian; 20th Anniversary; French|
|Leading Role:||Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Paul Sorvino|
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When Martin Scorsese, one of the world's most skillful and respected directors, reunited with two-time Oscar-winner Robert De Niro in GoodFellas, the result was one of the most powerful films of the year. Based on the true-life best seller Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi and backed by a dynamic pop/rock oldies soundtrack, critics and filmgoers alike declared GoodFellas great. It was named 1990's best film by the New York, Los Angeles and National Society of Film Critics. And it earned six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Robert De Niro received wide recognition for his performance as veteran criminal Jimmy "The Gent" Conway. And as the volatile Tommy DeVito, Joe Pesci walked off with the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Academy Award nominee Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and Paul Sorvino also turned in electrifying performances. You have to see it to believe it - then watch it again. GoodFellas explores the criminal life like no other movie. One of the BEST for it's genre!!!
Goodfellas is a classic gangster flick, and a must have for any dvd collection. It features Joe Pesci, Ray Liota, and robert Deniro. It is directed by martin Scorcese. Goodfellas performed well at the box office, grossing $46.8 million domestically, well above its $25 million budget; it received overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards but only won one for Pesci in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category. Scorsese's film won five awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and was named best film of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the National Society of Film Critics. Goodfellas is often considered one of the greatest films ever, both in the genre of crime and in general and was deemed "culturally significant" and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress.
In closing, I would say if you haven't seen this movie, it is a must watch. Hope my review was helpfull, enjoy!
One of the most captivating, realistic, and well plotted mob flicks ever-Goodfellas is a glorious, all out, masterpiece complete and blazing with great scenes-thanks largely to it's fantastic cast-Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and more. Pesci won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar, Bracco was nominated for Best Supporting Actress. This mvoie is so good...I can't describe it in words. Based on the real life of Henry Hill. Also stars Paul Sorvino, Frank Sivero, Cuck Low, Frank Vincent, and Frank DiLeo. 10 out of 10...Excellent, superb, and masterful! And remember (you'll get this joke when you see this great film) "Never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut"
From beginning to end, this all-star cast delivers solid performances, which make this superbly written and directed story pack one powerful punch after another. Directed by Martin Scorsese, there is a lot of graphic violence, but even the most violent scenes reflect true-life grit and gore.
Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, and Paul Sorvino play their parts so convincingly that it's hard to imagine them playing any other characters. You won't forget these memorable performances, including one small, but important part played by Samuel L. Jackson. Also look for Martin Scorsese's mother and father in two unforgettable roles.
There is a lot of drama and suspense throughout the whole movie, which among movies of the genre, is excellent through and through. It's not for the faint-hearted, but if you're a fan of mobster movies, don't pass up the opportunity to add this one to your collection.
The Best mob movie ever,Martin Scorsese Picture, 1990 Warner Home Video.Color/146 Minutes.Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta,Joe Pecci,Lorraine Bracco,and Paul Sorvino.Three Decades of life in the Mafia,1990 Academy Award Winner Best Supporting Actor Joe Pecci