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May 17, 2006

Goodfellas - 7

This seems like a regular gangster movie. It really isn't. The film follows Henry Hill and his addiction and attraction to a way of life, the lifestyle of mobsters. Ethics can be put aside for what he considers to be the good life. The film explains how the hierarchy and the group dynamics of organized crime works. This film is surprisingly thoughtful and introspective, with an ending that is very telling of contemporary culture in light of popular culture. Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci star in what is probably one of the highlights of their careers.

1 comment:

Jason said...

It's funny-- I avoided this movie for years because I thought it was going to be another ganster-glorifying myth. How wrong I was. Good review!