Raging Bull (1980)

Directed by Martin Scorsese

Starring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci


Robert De Niro plays boxer Jake LaMotta in this film about the boxer’s life and how he lets his personal issues help him in the ring but destroy his life outside of it.

Being a classic film I’m not going to say much, just that this film is highly character based mostly shows the issues that Jake LaMotta took on during his boxing career. The in ring fighting and close ups of the characters faces is wonderfully shot if not occasionally graphic. Robert De Niro did a great job in portraying Jake which was shown with by him receiving the Oscar for Best Actor.

I feel ashamed that it has taken me this long to watch the film but i am glad i finally have especially that it is recognised as being in the top 100 films ever made.



Film Fact

The word “fuck” is used 114 times in this film.