Raging Bull
Raging Bull (1980)

The story of Jake LaMotta, a former middleweight boxing champion, whose reputation for tenacity and success in the ring was offset by his troubled domestic life: full of rage, jealousy, and suspicion--particularly towards his wife and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 1, 2000
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Arguably Martin Scorsese's and Robert De Niro's finest film, Raging Bull is often painful to watch, but it's a searing, powerful work about an unsympathetic hero.

Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

When has a performer as fully and uniquely sacrificed himself to the moving-picture cause as De Niro?

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

I can't pan it, but this 1980 fantasy biography of fighter Jake LaMotta seems unquestionably Martin Scorsese's weakest work, at least to that point in his career.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

endlessly compelling

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

De Niro is always absorbing and credible, even when his character isn't.

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Jessica Winter
Time Out

This film does more than make you think about masculinity, it makes you see it -- in a way that's relevant to all men, not just Bronx boxers.

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Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks

The other night, my wife and I sat down to watch the new 30th Anniversary Blu-ray edition of Martin Scorsese's Raging Bull. I could scarcely believe it's been three decades since...

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Joseph McBride
Variety

Martin Scorsese makes pictures about the kinds of people you wouldn't want to know.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

The film that many consider the finest of its decade.

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

Raging Bull is a fascinating exploration of the mind of an emotionally disconnected man. It's brutal, crass and impossible to look away -- much like a real boxing match.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
While shooting "The Godfather Part II", Robert DeNiro found himself reading the book "Raging Bull: My Story", based on the life of… More
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'Raging Bull'. An absolute masterclass in self-destruction by De Niro and Scorcese. I felt sick and sad for Jake LaMotta. The camerawork by Scorcese… More
Everett Johnson
Last year I set out to watch the AFI top 100 greatest movies of all time. I've made it through quite a bit of it, but I had skipped this one over for some… More
Lucas Martins
Violent poem of the anti hero Jake LaMotta. Beautiful masterpiece of Scorsese, that bring De Niro's unforgettable acting. A painful nightmare redemption in… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Superbly edited, acted and directed, this top-notch boxing drama is a fascinating character study centering on an agressive and insecure man overcome by intense… More
Daniel Lermenator
Raging Bull boasts great direction and a vivid performance by Robert De Niro. It is a great character study like Taxi Driver, and is just as good as that film… More

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