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Raging Bull
Year:
1980
Country:
USA
Genre:
Drama, Biography, Sport
IMDB rating:
8.3
Director:
Martin Scorsese
Robert De Niro as Jake La Motta
Cathy Moriarty as Vickie La Motta
Joe Pesci as Joey
Frank Vincent as Salvy
Nicholas Colasanto as Tommy Como
Theresa Saldana as Lenore
Mario Gallo as Mario
Frank Adonis as Patsy
Joseph Bono as Guido
Frank Topham as Toppy
Charles Scorsese as Charlie - Man with Como
Don Dunphy as Himself - Radio Announcer for Dauthuille Fight
Bill Hanrahan as Eddie Eagan
Storyline: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.
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Reviews
The most important "boxing-movie" of all times
Jake La Motta's story is no doubt the best movie about boxing of all times together with Robert Wise's The Set-Up. Besides the legendary performance of Robert De Niro, there are many things in this film that will remain in my heart forever: the splendid black & white, the contrast between the slow moving scenes and the frenetic ones, the choice of the music and the sense of loss which entangles the whole movie. De Niro faces another "born loser" role (after Travis Bickle, John Rubin, Johnny Boy) and strikes again; Martin Scorsese is the most poetic director of the last 30 years.
2000-02-09
Raging Bull Review
Raging Bull is the movie adaptation of the famous boxer Jake La Motta's memoir titled Raging Bull: My Story (1980). Starring as Jake La Motta, the Raging Bull, is Robert De Niro, with Joe Pesci as his brother Joey, Cathy Moriarty as his second wife Vickie La Motta, and Frank Vincent as Salvy, the wiseguy friend of Joey.

Raging Bull is a fast paced movie of which its plot is easily identifiable as a focus on the life of famous boxer Jake La Motta. This movie was set in urban New York City and chronicles the personal and boxing life of Jake La Motta from the 1940's thru 1964. The complexities of Jake La Motta's real life character served as the theme for Raging Bull. In the movie, Jake La Motta was a driven man of Italian descent with strong family values, a desire to stay away from the criminal element, an excellent boxer, and stubborn man. Jake came to learn that no matter how great of a boxer he was, his success was limited by forces other than his abilities and his boxing opponents. The same forces that limited his boxing achievements also impacted his personal life.

In the movie there was a clear parallel between Jake's boxing life and his personal life. Jake's brother Joey served as the link between the two parallels. Further, Joey served as the impetus of Jake's success on each of the parallels. True to the plot's focus on Jake La Motta the boxer, Jake fought Joey throughout the movie even though Joey fought to help his brother succeed both personally and professionally. Confrontation served as a motif of which was repeated throughout the movie. This was demonstrated in Jake's fight with the ever elusive opponents of paranoia and jealousy.

Notable, director Scorsese implemented an excellent technique that emphasized the importance of the relationship between Jake and Joey which involved Jake recounting a scene from the movie On the Waterfront between two brothers. And like Marlon Brando's character in On the Waterfront, Jake thought he could have done better. Scorsese did well with his control of lighting throughout the movie. There was never too much light in the movie even for the outdoor scenes. This was Scorsese very artfully controlling the mood of the audience.

Raging Bull is a title that very accurately describes Jake LaMotta's character. Special emphases being on rage which envelopes Jake's personal life and his professional life.
2014-02-05
Easy to Admire, Difficult to Love


The routine use of black-and-white film to make movies seems to have ended in the mid-sixties, probably killed off by the advent of colour television. Since then black-and-white has been used very sparingly; even Polanski's `Chinatown', obviously conceived as homage to the films noirs of the 1940s and 1950s, was shot in colour.

`Raging Bull'- a biography of the boxer Jake La Motta who for a time held the world middleweight championship- is one of the few exceptions. The use of black-and-white seems to have been inspired by the fact that the film depicts real-life events that occurred in the forties and fifties. Scorsese has tried to capture the look of both the films and the newsreels of that period. This is remarkably effective for the boxing scenes, which have a raw, brutal power and graphically depict the aggressive nature of the sport. The other remarkable thing about the film is the performance of Robert de Niro, for which he won a well-deserved Best Actor Academy Award. De Niro actually learned to box for the film, and did all the boxing scenes himself without using a stunt double, but his portrayal of La Motta's private life is equally effective.

Some boxers- Henry Cooper comes to mind- are hard-hitting inside the ring but gentlemanly and restrained outside. La Motta, as portrayed in this film, did not fall into this category. De Niro portrays him as a man with a very short fuse, seething with anger and violence. Unlike his great rival Sugar Ray Robinson, an elegant practitioner of the art of boxing, La Motta tries to overpower his rivals with brute force rather than relying on skill. His aggression is not something confined to the ring, but rather an inherent part of his personality, and comes out in his dealings with others. He treats his beautiful wife Vicki particularly badly, frequently (and irrationally) suspecting her of infidelity and subjecting her to both verbal and physical abuse. Besides De Niro's dominating performance, there are also very good contributions from Cathy Moriarty as Vicki and from Joe Pesci as La Motta's loyal brother Joey, another frequent target of abuse despite his loyalty.

For me, this is a very good film, yet one that falls just short of the classic status that some have claimed for it. At times it is enthralling to watch, but at others, particularly in the first half, it seems to lack structure, as La Motta takes on a series of opponents without the significance of these fights ever becoming clear. More could have been made of the gambling-inspired corruption that infested the sport at this period and which may well have contributed to La Motta's sense of frustration- at one time it is made clear to him that his getting a chance to fight for the world title depends upon his taking a dive in a non-title fight. The main weakness, however, is a sense of emptiness at its centre, resulting from the lack of a character who can engage our sympathies. As I said, it is De Niro's performance that dominates the film, but for all his fine acting, even he cannot make us sympathise with a drunken, self-pitying, paranoid, violent wife-beater. As a character study of an unpleasant character it is excellent, but it can go no further than that. I cannot agree that this is the greatest film of the eighties; indeed, for me it was not even the greatest sporting film of the eighties. (I preferred both `Chariots of Fire' and `Eight Men Out'). It is an easy film to admire, but a difficult one to love. 7/10.
2004-02-27
Over-rated movie
I suppose I am in the minority, but I do not believe "Raging Bull" is a great movie, or even a particularly good movie.the photography is fine and the acting is very good, but I could find no reason why anyone would make a film about Jake La Mottas' life.There is no question, that Mr. La Motta was a fine boxer, but other than that there is nothing especially noteworthy about him. In fact, Mr. La Motta seems to have been a violent, abusive man.During the film, Mr. La Motta, beats on opponents in the boxing ring, beats on his wife, beats on strangers, beats on his own brother, and beats on cement walls.Jake La Motta isn't the only violent member of the family. Jakes brother Joey(Joe Pesci) commits an extremely brutal assault against a stranger just for talking with his brothers wife. Its fine to make biographical films about less than noble people, but there should be an underlying lesson.All I learned from "Raging Bull" is that Mr. La Motta was a violent, abusive jerk.
2008-04-18
That was a bird, it's dead now !!!!
There has been a consistent complaint against Martin Scorsese regarding the fact that the protagonists in most of his films are horrible people and Scorsese makes us watch these horrible people do horrible things and so it is very difficult to find anything likable about them. While I agree that many of Scorsese's protagonists are questionable individuals, but Scorsese doesn't just use them and make them do reprehensible acts on screen just for the shock factor. He has always attempted to deeply study these characters. He explores the environment surrounding his characters and in a way he seeks to find the source and the reasons behind the behaviours and natures of his characters. His protagonists aren't always likable, but they are pretty much always interesting and multi-layered.

Raging Bull starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty is a biopic based on the life of famed boxing legend Jake Lamotta. The main character is certainly not an individual that you would like to spend too much time with. He is a misogynist, he is massively insecure, he is violent and regularly assaults his wife throughout the film. The boxing ring and the fights are used as a dramatic theme to show and reveal what Lamotta is thinking and what he is going through emotionally. The boxing ring also acts as a means for Jake to legally vent his frustration and all his accumulated anger. Jake Lamotta, in the film at least, is the result of the environment that he grew up in. It is hinted from time to time that maybe he had to spend his childhood in the midst of extensive poverty, which probably has made him as hard and as abrasive as he is shown to be. He has always aimed for the stars and wanted to achieve his goals without anyone else's help. This is a reason why he always refrains from taking the assistance of the mafia, just to glorify his independence. He views everything as a goal or a trophy. The house that he has bought for his father is a trophy to him and a symbol of self assurance that he is a big shot. His car is a trophy which he uses to woo his then would be wife Vickie. But this uncontrolled materialistic mindset gives birth to a massive sense of misogyny. When he meets his future wife Vickie, he only sees her superficial features like her figure, her legs, her cheekbones, etc. So in a way he sees her only as a human trophy and like everything he has achieved before, he makes it his mission to win her. But once he gets her, he never makes an effort to get close to her emotionally. Another thing that is so apparent about the character of Lamotta is his insecurity. After his marriage, this insecurity of his constantly makes him suspicious about his wife's supposed infidelity which slowly drives him mad. These insecurities lead to volcanic eruptions of rage throughout the film, and the ironic thing about it is that the rage that initially made him a world renowned boxer in the ring also destroys his personal life. The eccentric and violent life he leads ultimately also makes it difficult for him to maintain his performances in the boxing ring.

Apart from Jake Lamotta and Vickie, another brilliantly interesting character is that of Joey played by Joe Pesci. His back and forth dialogue with De Niro is absolutely fascinating. The two brothers clearly need each other and really love each other, but the underlying anger between the two brothers is also apparent.

The direction by Martin Scorsese is another character in the film effectively. He makes us completely engaged in the plight of this character. The direction is so intense, that you can't help but feel drained out. You feel the punches, you feel the knockouts and you can't help but feel connected with Lamotta even if you hate him. The fight scenes are some of the most intense scenes I have ever seen. The cinematography is awe inspiring. The film is in black and white and it looks beautiful. I think Scorsese made the film in black and white as a means to recapture the essence of the films in the 1940s and 1950s which are the decades portrayed in the movie.

Last but by no means least,I have to talk about the editing. Scorsese's long time collaborator Thelma Schoonmaker edits this film with a passion. The editing during the boxing scenes is just awe- inspiring. The zoom-ins, the slow motions, the tracking shots are all perfect.

As soon as the opening credits come on the screen with Lamotta jumping around and practicing his punches in the background in slow motion, I knew this was going to be a masterpiece. Interestingly while we look at Lamotta in slow motion in the opening credits sequence, throughout the film Scorsese shows us many things in slow motion from Lamotta's point of view which reveal what his mind is preoccupied with at that precise moment which range from lust, jealousy and rage.

Raging Bull is a masterpiece made by an auteur in his signature intense style. Jake Lamotta is not your regular hero. He is flawed and imperfect. But Scorsese's rich character study makes him iconic due to his imperfections in the movie and the film ends with a monologue sequence that is absolutely heartbreaking.
2015-04-17
The Best Sports Film of All Time
Alright, so maybe it's The Best Sports Film I've Seen, but it's unlikely that I'll ever see a sports film, or maybe any film, with a performance as powerful as the one Robert DeNiro delivers as Jake La Motta. DeNiro delivers every single range of emotion perfectly while turning a highly unsympathetic character into a remarkably memorable figure in cinema. This also leaves out the fact that Robert DeNiro gains a ton of weight for his role as La Motta. Robert DeNiro's performance as Jake La Motta is possibly the best performance in motion picture history. It's probably Martin Scorsese's best work(meaning better than "Goodfellas"), the definitive film of the 1980's, the best sports film ever, and one of the greatest movies of all time.
2007-04-13
The rise and fall of Jake La Motta.
Raging Bull is a movie about a young talented boxer named Jake La Motta portrayed by Robert De Niro. Jake La Motta has some very serious anger issues, which I believe is the theme of the movie and a reflection of the title. In the beginning of the movie, Jake La Motta is married to an ordinary woman, but Cathy Moriarty's character Vickie catches his eye at the pool and he decides to take her for a ride in his sports car. One thing leads to another and they eventually get married. The story continues to unfold and shows how Jake La Motta rose to the top of the middleweight boxing division. As he reaches the top, Jake has some anger and trust related issues with his family and friends. After he eventually gets to the top and becomes champion he starts to let himself go. He eats excessively and little romance between him and Vickie cause problems. He accuses his brother Joey (Joe Pesci) of sleeping with his wife and they get in to an argument and Joey leaves Jake's house. Before leaving, Joey tried to convince Jake of how crazy the accusation was, but Jake was very persistent. Jake goes upstairs and confronts Vickie of the affair. Vickie, fed up with being controlled throughout the entire marriage and having done nothing wrong at all, says "Yeah I f****d your brother. I s****d his c**k too. What do you want me to say? Is that what you want me to say? I did all your friends too!" Vickie never committed any adultery, but Jake's obsession with feeling like something happened led Vickie to scream those words at Jake for his satisfaction. Jake then walked down to Joey's house and beat the crap out of him. This began as the events of the complete meltdown of Jake La Motta. In his next title defense, he lost the belt and never returned to the ring as a competitor. After his boxing days, Jake opened up a night club where he was the head comedy routine. Vickie leaves him after she cannot take any more physical abuse. Jake is then arrested for serving alcohol and introducing a fourteen year old to men at his club. After he is released from jail, he attempts to get his life together, but to no avail, he is now alone because he is a "Raging Bull."

The lighting is especially important to the theme. The lighting of when he is in jail is very dark. He is a raging bull and supposed to be fearless, after Jake furiously punches the wall shouting "Why, why, why?" He drops to his knees and begins to sob, however, you cannot see his face because of the lighting
2011-10-26
Raging Bull: Greatest Performance of All Time and One of the Greatest Movies Ever
Raging Bull

What can I say? De Niro giving what I consider the greatest performance ever, and Scorsese putting everything he had. This is one of the greatest movies ever. It can't beat Taxi Driver, the 1st 2 Godfathers, or Goodfellas, it is right behind them.

Plot: The plot revolves around the life of boxer Jake LaMotta (aka The Bronx/Raging Bull). It goes through his career as a boxer, his personnel life, and his post boxing career.

Acting: Robert De Niro gives the greatest performance I've ever seen in cinema. No one had ever shown that much dedication to his role before this movie. Gaining 60 pounds is something that we see today. Then it was revolutionary. One of the best decisions for the Academy Awards was giving him the Oscar. Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty also gave great performances.

Genre/Quality: This movie fits as both a sport movie and a drama. It fits both of these genres very well. The quality of the movie is this movies strongest point other than the acting. The music is great. The movie is in black and white because that is how Scorsese watched boxing when he was a kid. He shows the matches in the ring so that he could show the violence of the bloody sport of boxing. He wanted people to feel what the boxers felt.

All around this is a fantastic movie that everyone should see. It is not only a boxing movie but a drama. De Niro gives the greatest performance I've ever seen on a screen.

10/10
2007-05-10
In My Top 3
Like I said, this film is in my top 3 films ever made, along with The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction. I think that it is debatably De Niro's best performance ever (but is he better in taxi driver?), and it was first line up of De Niro, Pesci and Scorsese, one of the best cinematic trios ever. So, enough has been said for me to make even the most cynical people out there believe me that the acting in this is absolutely top quality. The directing is incredible. The stylish black and white makes this stand out among other movies and really gives some strong ground as to when this story was set. The fight scenes are among the best scenes in cinematic history, and the most brutal. Just be warned, this film is not for children. The violence in emotionally intense and the language is foul (yet appropriate and accurate.). Having said that, anyone from fourteen to fifteen should be okay with this.

So if you don't believe me that this is one of the best films ever, at least acknowledge that it is easily the best film of the eighties, which is some achievement.
2011-03-20
Damn near if not a perfect movie
Robert DeNiro gives one of his greatest performances of all time in yet another teaming of DeNiro and Scorsese. The films is many many things powerful, intense, sad, depressing, and on and on the list goes, this film goes through a lot in 2 hours. No film critic or fan can go on without seeing this film, as far as film aficionados go this masterpiece is a mandatory must see.

I can say without a doubt this is the best sports drama ever made and is of course one of the best movies of all time. The fight scenes are intense and brutal and the outside ongoing life of La Motta is just as interesting and compelling.Another great aspect of this film is the amazing teaming of DeNiro and Pesci as brothers. The acting, visuals, and story are all top notch and extremely memorable.

There is so much more to say about the film but I can't find the words to express what I'm feeling.In conclusion don't skip this film by any means, it isn't for everybody but for film fans and Scorsese fans this is a major must see. This movie will stick with you in your mind and heart. That's all I can think of to say about this film thanks for reading my review.
2014-11-25
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