Raging Bull

1980

Action / Biography / Drama / Sport

134
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 92% · 150 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 93% · 100K ratings
IMDb Rating 8.1/10 10 382711 382.7K

Top cast

Martin Scorsese as Barbizon Stagehand
Robert De Niro as Jake La Motta
Cathy Moriarty as Vickie La Motta
Joe Pesci as Joey
720p.BLU 1080p.BLU 2160p.BLU.x265
922.41 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
2 hr 9 min
Seeds 31
1.94 GB
1920*1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
2 hr 9 min
Seeds 100+
5.93 GB
3840*2076
English 5.1
NR
23.976 fps
2 hr 9 min
Seeds 36

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by AlsExGal 9 / 10

Jake La Motta was a man who was a lot like the fictional Citizen Kane...

... in that he lost everything he ever had by age 40, although Kane didn't die broke by any means. An athlete expects to lose their prowess over time, but Jake lost everything else too. He did have a pretty good second act, partially and ironically because of this film, and even managed to live to age 95 and not die alone. That's an unexpected outcome when you first see him at age 42.

It's really interesting how this film is set up. You first see LaMotta (Robert De Niro) at age 42 in 1964 - bloated, working in a dive of a nightclub, practicing the third-rate act that keeps him fed and off the streets. His name and the year are shown in print. Then immediately you switch to LaMotta in 1941, in the ring, at age 19. Granted, Robert De Niro at age 36 when he made this does NOT look anything close to a teenager, but then there has to be some dramatic license.

This first fight shown in 1941 tells you what you need to know about the kind of world Jake inhabits. There are the violent punches of the fight followed by a decision against Jake with which the audience strongly disagrees. Fans throw things - everything from popcorn to chairs. Fights break out. A woman is trampled in the chaos. And then the organist tries to calm things down by playing the Star Spangled Banner. The audience does not come to attention.

So you've seen the end and the beginning of the story. It's fascinating and grabs one's attention, and even though you can look up and see how the actual Jake LaMotta's life went in those 23 years, the movie gives you all of the intimate scenes telling you the how. Jake craves love, food, recognition - he has a tremendous appetite for all of these things but he's also tremendously lacking in confidence and self control and strikes out violently as a result. It really is a fascinating portrait.

Reviewed by SafReviews 5 / 10

I just didn't find the plot that interesting

I don't know what to say about this movie, I just wasn't interested in the plot as it had a boring tone to it and I felt nothing much interesting was happening. I didn't like the main character Jake who I thought was ignorant and insecure and I was glad things went bad for him towards the end. You're unlikely to enjoy a movie when you don't like the personality of the main character and that was the case for this movie.

Reviewed by gavin6942 7 / 10

Not My Favorite Scorsese

An emotionally self-destructive boxer (Robert DeNiro) and his journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring, destroys his life outside it.

I do not want to be the one to say bad things about this film, because it is not a bad film. But most of it just did not resonate with me. The story is good, the acting is good, I love the use of the black and white cinematography at a time when color was far more dominant. But I cannot say this is one of the greatest movies ever made.

IMDb, AFI, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN and everyone else has this ranked so near the top of their list (IMDB actually only puts it in the top 100, which seems more fair). I am lost... it is a great movie, yes, but one of the greatest? No, it just is not true. DeNiro has done better, Pesci has done better, Scorsese has done better...

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