Raging Bull

Raging Bull

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Martin Scorsese's classic black and white biopic on self-destructive boxer Jake LaMotta (Robert De Niro in Oscar-winning form). The prizefighter’s devastating rage helps him rise to the top of the ring, but destroys his life outside it. Nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Director and Supporting Actor Joe Pesci. Co-written by Paul Schrader, in his second collaboration with Scorsese after 1976's Taxi Driver.

1980Rating: R18, Graphic violence129 minsUSA
DramaSportTrue Story & Biography
Director:
Martin Scorsese ('Goodfellas', 'Casino', 'The Departed', 'Taxi Driver')
Writer:
Paul SchraderMardik Martin
Cast:
Robert De NiroCathy MoriartyJoe PesciFrank VincentNicholas Colasanto

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Raging Bull | Awards

Award Winner
Best Actor (De Niro) and Best Editing, 1981 Academy Awards. Best Actor (De Niro), 1981 Golden Globes. Best Editing and Supporting Actor (Pesci), BAFTA Awards 1982.

Raging Bull | Reviews

94%80 reviews

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Variety

Variety

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

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Total Film

Total Film

Scorsese's luminous study of a man at war with his own nature remains undimmed after almost 30 years.

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A big film, its territory being the landscape of the soul.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

De Niro and Joe Pesci are impeccable and Cathy Moriarty is iconically sexy.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

It's the best film I've seen about the low self-esteem, sexual inadequacy and fear that lead some men to abuse women.

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Raging Bull | Release Details

Raging Bull is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.