‘Goodfellas’ is one of the best films of all time, plain and simple. It sits high on numerous top movie lists and for good reason. It is Martin Scorsese at his best and it features amazing performances from Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro, and Ray Liotta. The plot is uncompromising filled with violence, drugs, and sex. ‘Goodfellas’ is one of the (if not the) quintessential gangster films of all time second only to maybe ‘The Godfather’.
Told from the perspective of Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) the film conveys the true story of the rise of Hill and his friends Jimmy (Robert DeNiro), a calm and steady gangster, and Tommy (Joe Pesci), an unpredictable violent time bomb of a human being, as they climb the ranks in the mafia.
‘Goodfellas’ is a classic that begs to be seen. Every aspect of the film is masterfully done from the cinematography to the dialog. It runs on all cylinders and provides an entertaining and enthralling mobster tour de force.