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Year
1995
Runtime
178 min.
Director
Martin Scorsese
Genres
Crime, Drama, Biography
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
301,606
Checks
38,565
Favs
2,483
Dislikes
158
Favs/checks
6.4% (1:16)
Favs/dislikes
16:1
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  1. roobin_22's avatar

    roobin_22

    422 times the use of the word fuck, which makes it 4th on the list of films that most frequently uses the word of fuck 6 years 11 months ago
  2. fonz's avatar

    fonz

    From the Mean Streets of Goodfellas, Marty Scorsese's second entry in his Mafia Outsiders trilogy ends with a direct tie-in to The Wolf of Wall Street. Ace Rothstein laments the disappearance of the Las Vegas that he was the king of: "And where did the money come from to rebuild the pyramids? Junk bonds." In some ways better than I remember it to be, in other ways worse. As a companion piece to Goodfellas, it seems like a poor carbon copy, but taken as a part of a greater film cycle (if you include Mean Streets and The Wolf, it fits right in with what Scorsese does better than most other filmmakers: make a three-hour picture feel at least two-thirds of its length, have a great soundtrack, have a scumbag lead character that commits illegal acts and mostly gets away clean, excessive use of the word "fuck".

    Scorsese takes dark worlds and makes them look like great fun. When someone gets whacked, they had it coming, there is no impact of their death, but the way it was carried out is the shocker (a head in a vice, baseball bats and being buried alive).

    Most notable about this picture is that this is the last time Robert De Niro and Scorsese teamed up (after 8 marvelous collaborations), the last time Joe Pesci made a significant impact in a movie of any significance, ditto for Sharon Stone. Most significant for me is that for the longest time I thought that Georges Delerue's "Theme de Camille" was native to this picture because its use is so perfect it could not be any other way. It was only years ago when I finally saw Contempt that I realized Scorsese's use of the track was an homage to Godard, who uses it a bit too much in that movie.
    1 year 3 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    A little non-plussed by it, to tell you the truth. Scorsese's notion that the film, just like Las Vegas, is about excess - excessive colors, cutting, music (wall to wall), voice over... - is at once its problem and its reprieve. 10 months 2 weeks ago
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  1. This movie ranks #33 in 1990s
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  2. This movie ranks #40 in Crime
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  3. This movie ranks #146 in Top 250
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  4. This movie ranks #162 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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  5. This movie ranks #204 in Cahiers du cinéma - Yearly top 10s
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  6. This movie ranks #242 in Reddit top 250
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  7. This movie ranks #395 in Empire 500
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  8. This movie ranks #474 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  9. This movie ranks #514 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  10. This movie ranks #621 in Halliwell's Top 1000: The Ultimate Movie Countdown
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  11. This movie ranks #943 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films
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