One of the greatest movies ever made, I thought it was overhyped and overrated and id hate it for that or just be "So so" about it. Definitely worth the watch. Someone once said The Godfather is an Opera/Classical Music, GoodFellas is Rock and Roll. Brilliant work. Scorses’ best?
The greatest gangster movie ever made. Shows the allure of a life of crime as well as the pitfalls.
With wholly unsavoury characters and increasing violence, and mainly told in retrospective voice-over, this story doesn't seem particularly appealing. Yet it surprises in being remarkably realistic, believable and involving. Being based on real events puts it on a level above fiction. The coincidence of the central real character having just died in June 2012, made it an interesting time to see this movie.
Not Scorsese's best by any means, but a fine a gangster film nevertheless. It does begin to drag around the middle. It begins to loose focus on the characters and more on the technicalities of their business. Joe Pesci gives a powerhouse performance.
This movie would be far more effective cut down to appx 90 minutes. At 130 minutes it becomes tedious and boring. Some chillingly good performances from the cast.
Not a bad flick, I found it highly predictible. So good acting, worth seeing Robert DeNiro.
Watched the first half ... avoided all the gore.
Was entertaining ... well acted and directed .... but who wants to know about mass murder and the like.
I thought it was a brilliant movie , great cast too .I know it make Sopranos look like Sesame Street , a bit more gory than I thought it would be , otherwise Im glad I hired it , well worth it .
Pure Gangsta =D loved this movie
Bada bing, bada boom, talk about Mafia movies to top all mafia movies. The true life story of a mafia hitman and his rise and fall in the mafia world. Starring Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino.
This was an excellent movie and the portrayal of the gangster lifestyle of Henry Hill was very realistic. I would give it more stars but I never felt anything other than sickened by the violence. Maybe the Director, Scorsese didn't want the viewer to sympathise with the main character. I never did and I found the film unsettling. If this was the intention, then movie succeeded, but I didn't feel good watching it.
Fantastic, who doesn't love a good gangster film.
The best movie ever made!
The story was great, the cast was awesome...what more can i say!
Was an enjoyable film - weren't sure what was going to happen next
The underworld at its best. Brilliant story telling, great acting.
great classic gangster movie
Was rather disappointed with Goodfellas.... but probably just coz it is an older movie now I guess. Also I have never liked Ray Liotta in anything I've seen him in so he totally spoiled the movie for me. The only thing that I found interesting about Goodfellas was that it was based on true events.... and of course Robert De Niro's performance was great (probably the only thing that made it possible to watch all the way through).
Just think that there are so many AWESOME gangsta/mafia movies out now, and this one was really disappointing. Dont know how it received so many 'Best Film' Awards??!!! But I guess back in 1990 it must have been something special ?? Who knows? :)
Think that Robert De Niro fans would enjoy this movie regardless of how bad the rest of the cast was....
With regard to recommendations:
If you liked this movie... I think you will also like, "The Departed" (Fantastic Movie in every way, and Brilliant Acting by the extremely talented cast: Leonardo Di Caprio, Jack Nicholson and Matt Damon).
Also would recommend: "Lucky Number Slevin" (or I think the Aussies re-titled this as: "The Wrong Man") which I would have to say is one of my favorite movies. Absolutely Fantastic in every way. :) :)
Gee this is over-rated. The violence
rather clumsy but well, and at times beautifully, shot. relied on voice overs to tell most of the plot; doesn't Marty have any shame ? No better than any three episodes of The Sopranos.
Who would give this somewhat ham-fisted piece 5 stars ?
Quite good, just went too long and I got a bit bored.
brilliant movie. Performances are compelling and it is all the more fascinating when you realise it is all based on a true story.
A very good "mafia" flick if a little dated now, if you can get past Debra Winger, you're better than I.
Classic movie, great cast, story and action, enjoyed it!
I mistakenly thought this 'killer' film was a comedy. We lasted approximatgely 2 minutes before closing it down and returning it.
Lots of violence, but that's to be expected in a gangster-type movie. Very good character development to make the viewer have real sympathy for these odd and often to be pitied characters.
Not a bad story. Good cast & acting with plenty of action.
I enjoy gangster/mob style movies and I love the Sopranos, but this movie is not one of my faves. It is good but its not great.
Typical Mafia type movie,Lots of four letter words,not much of a story plenty of"Whacking" if thats your thing!
Great gangster movie with a star-studded cast.
Great cast with good action and dry humour. Well worth viewing
One of the greatest movies ever made. All star cast - not to be missed!
A little bit too violent for me but the quality of the movie and the acting was excellent.
Yep, another cool gangsta movie...
I love it!
Its not rembered as one of the classics for nothing.
If you like $*@# in your face and ears then this is for you