(1980)

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Metascore

Based on 14 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
Los Angeles Times
One of the bloodiest and most beautiful reflections on atonement in the Scorsese canon... It is still one of cinema's most breathtaking films.
100
Chicago Sun-Times
The most painful and heartrending portrait of jealousy in the cinema--an "Othello'' for our times.
100
Rolling Stone
A fiercely poetic study of violence. Stunningly shot in black-and-white. [14 Dec 1989, p.23]
100
Entertainment Weekly
Another harsh character study, with poignant echoes of "Taxi Driver."
100
The film that many consider the finest of its decade, Raging Bull, has aged well, and not just because it was filmed in black and white.
100
Chicago Tribune
Filmed in black-and-white and shockingly well acted by De Niro, Raging Bull suggests that if you are looking for the source of evil in the world, you don't have to look any further than yourself. It's inside you or it isn't. And it comes out or it doesn't. [19 Dec 1980]
100
ReelViews
Takes a cold, unflinching look at the violence both inside and outside of the ring.
100
One of the most powerful boxing films ever made.
100
The performances are riveting and the visuals are stunning. The boxing sequences are brutally realistic - there are no crappy Rocky theatrics here - and the humanity oozes out of every scene.
88
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
The intensity of the film verges on the intolerable.

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