GoodFellas

GoodFellas ★★★★½

First full rewatch as an adult. The style is dazzling. Scorsese doesn't have to talk about Jules et Jim for me to grok that this is a very French-influenced picture. It's also interesting to see after The Wolf of Wall Street because in so many ways, they're the same story. Ambitious, amoral guy gets in with a racket, the racket presents him with camaraderie and monetary gain, along with glamour and status, (at the cost of addiction and loss of rationality), and while punishment comes, the glamour proves hard to shake. Anyone who doesn't think Scorsese was judgmental enough in Wolf may need to give this one another look, because while it IS more critical (especially in its voiceover), it's not by much.

Block or Report