Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: September 1, 1990 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
89
METASCORE
Universal acclaim based on 18 Critics
Positive:
17
Mixed:
1
Negative:
0
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All of the performances are first-rate; Pesci stands out, though, with his seemingly unscripted manner. GoodFellas is easily one of the year's best films. [21 September 1990, Friday, p.C]
100
Director Martin Scorsese's spectacular, irreverent picture.
100
Stunningly acted. [21 September 1990, The Arts, p.12]
100
Ferocious brutality is presented without commentary or judgment, yet with unmistakable moral understanding and vision. [21 September 1990, Daily Notebook p.E-1]
100
Great cinema - and also a whopping good time. [19 September 1990, Life, p.1D]
100
So it is Scorsese's triumph that GoodFellas offers the fastest, sharpest 2 1/2-hr. ride in recent film history. [Sept 24, 1990]
100
GoodFellas is "Raging Bull" squared. [20 September 1990, Calendar, p.F-1]
90
An appalling masterpiece.
70
Is it a great movie? I don't think so. But it's a triumphant piece of filmmaking -- journalism presented with the brio of drama. [24 Sept 1990]
50
Scorsese's style, fierce as it is, doesn't accomplish what he clearly expected of it. Often, in many arts, fresh treatment can redeem familiar subjects, but it doesn't happen here. [Oct 22, 1990]