Raging Bull (DVD)

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Raging Bull (DVD)

With RAGING BULL, Martin Scorsese's personal approach to filmmaking is taken to a whole new level. Shooting in a crisp black and white, Scorsese tells...

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Excellent

ProDe Niro; direction; visuals; score

ConsNothing, although high level of violence may put s...

Robert De Niro stars here as Martin Scorsese's film chronicles a large part of the life of boxer Jake LaMotta, taking to the screen a tale that is based on LaMotta's own account of things. The film is shot nearly completely in black and white, and is one of the finest films I have seen De Niro in...

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“Bull-rilliant”

published 06/03/2003

ProLoads

ConsNone

This is not infact the best film of the 80s or indeed the 70s, it is just simply the greatest film ever made. I am not writing that on a whim, I have not just seen it and got carried away, I have seen this movie on a number of separate occasions over the years each time picking it apart, looking...

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“Raging Bull”

published 14/05/2005

ProCompelling performances

ConsCan feel a little long

This certificate 18 film is from 1980 and it's largely shot in black and white. It stars Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci and is directed by Martin Scorcese. De Niro plays 1940s boxing champion Jake La Motta. Joe Pesci plays La Motta's long-suffering brother and manager, and Cathy Moriarty plays...

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Excellent

ProGreat directing, sublime acting, excellently writt...

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Martin Scorsese's RAGING BULL is a ruthlessly unsympathetic portrait of a professional boxer's beatings in and out of the ring. Based on real life boxer Jake LaMotta's memoirs, by TAXI DRIVER screenwriter Paul Schrader, I rank this brilliant film alongside that other great character study of...

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Excellent

ProActing is amazing, especially De Niro and the whol...

ConsSome may be put off by the violence or the lack of...

This film is hailed as a modern classic and rightly so. It's an unashamedly brutal no-holds-barred study of a vicious foul-tempered, arrogant man. Yet through Scorsese and De Niro's masterful balance we see just a truly lost individual. There is no attempt at making LaMotta likeable or even...

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Excellent

ProActing , cinematography, portrayal of a man trying...

Consrealstic violence that does occur

Having seen boxing matches first hand, this film is fantastic. it was made, in my opinion to show two sides to the main character. " The champion" as people might have saw the main character, the winner, the best. It also shows the dark side of trying to be the best. The broken relationship, the...

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“ragin bull”

published 29/08/2007

Proeverything

Consnothing

raging bull is a film about the fighter jake lamotta. the story starts off with jake practicing standup comedy. then the film flashes back to his earlier life when he was a talented prize fighter. Jake gradually moves up in the rankings to get a title shot. Jake meets a 15 year old girl in the...

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Excellent

“the raging bull”

published 26/08/2007

Probased on a real story, great acting by robert deni...

Consnone

raging bull is a story of one of the greats to enter boxing. This film shows how hard it was to be a fighter in the old days. It was hard because it had great fighters like sugar ray robinson and boxing was corrupted so it was hard to get a title shot. for me this is the best boxing film ever...

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With RAGING BULL, Martin Scorsese's personal approach to filmmaking is taken to a whole new level. Shooting in a crisp black and white, Scorsese tells the story of middleweight boxer Jake La Motta, played with incredible intensity by Robert De Niro, in an Oscar-winning performance. As La Motta rises through the ranks to earn his first shot at the middleweight crown, he falls in love with Vickie (Cathy Moriarty), a gorgeous girl from his Bronx neighbourhood. Jake's inability to express his feelings pours out in the ring and eventually takes over his life in his dealings with his brother, Joey (a brilliant Joe Pesci). Irrational jealousy over Vickie, as well as an insatiable appetite, sends him into a downward spiral that costs him his title, his wife, and his relationship with Joey. As the out-of-control fighter, De Niro delivers one of the screen's most unforgettable performances. Pesci is just as intense as Joey, who finally realises that he is unable to tame his animalistic brother. <BR><BR><BR>Scorsese and cinematographer Michael Chapman shoot the film with a stylish flair that fills the boxing scenes with boundless energy and adds immediacy to the endless arguments that erupt whenever Jake is outside the ring. Coupled with Thelma Schoonmaker's breakneck editing and the film's audacious sound design, said scenes are the most brutally realistic depiction of the sport the cinema has ever seen. Simply put, RAGING BULL is one of American cinema's masterworks.

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