Goodfellas (1990)

Here’s a movie that is one of my all time favorites that I just re-watched for the 500th time. We meet Henry Hill (Ray Liotta), a small time gangster who is trying to figure out the ropes in the mob life. Another gangster, Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci), and Jimmy Conway (Robert DeNiro) are Henry’s closest friends in the mafia. Henry, Tommy, and Jimmy rob many businesses and try their best to pay off the cops and stay out of trouble. Henry was a local boy who started working at a pizza shop owned by the mob. This is how he got into the business. Henry eventually gets pinched for a crime he committed and gets a rather lengthy jail sentence. He needs to start sneaking around in the mob in order to start making more money. Henry starts to get involed with drug dealing. Mob boss, Paul Cicero (Paul Sorvino) can absolutely not find out what Henry is doing or he could possibly be whacked. Tommy and Jimmy start to slowly climb up the ladder and become higher up’s in the mob. This really has an effect on Henry. He has the police constantly bugging him to give everyone up so Henry can stay out of prison and everyone else can go. Will Henry give up his friends who were always loyal to him?

Goodfellas is the movie that never gets old. There is never a dull moment in this masterpiece. Director, Martin Scorsese gave us a movie that could possibly be the best movie ever made. This is definitely the reason why Scorsese has the reputation he does. The writing and acting of this movie are superb. This is definitely a movie that demands multiple viewings.

Besides the interesting storyline, the acting is what really makes this film. Joe Pesci gave the performance of his career in this. Ray and Robert were also awesome. This movie is just so electrifying and one of the greatest films from the gangster film genre. This definitely has my vote for #1.

Scorsese gave us an outstanding and fun movie. Everything about this movie was awesome. The music was great as well. You could tell the time this movie is supposed to take place in. This is something I noticed with Scorsese movies. He puts some awesome music in his movies that fit perfectly with the situation going on.

Overall, Goodfellas is a movie that you have to watch. I can watch this over and over again. This movie is definitely one of the best films every made. I highly recommend this if you have not see it.

Grade= A (Excellent! A Must See!)


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