Movie Recommendations: #29

GoodFellas(1990)

Director: Martin Scorsese

Starring:Ray Liotta,Joe Pesci,Robert de Niro,Lorraine Bracco.

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Goodfellas is a gangster film based on the life of the Mafia mobster Henry Hill. Ray Liotta portrays Hill and also narrates the story, opening with the now-famous lines which define the essence of the film-“As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.To me that was better than being president of the United States. To be a gangster was to own the world.”

Goodfellas is Martin Scorsese at his finest, and was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture,Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.Joe Pesci won the award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of the aggressive and reckless robber Tommy DeVito.Eminent critic Roger Ebert wrote, “No finer film has ever been made about organized crime – not even The Godfather.”

 

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