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Goodfellas



Title: Goodfellas
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese
Year: 1990

I guess Goodfellas, together with The Godfather (as well as its sequel), proves that I do not like the crime genre, especially not the Mafia variety. It is not that I think the films themselves are that bad; in fact, I have difficulties putting my finger on any particular aspect I do not like. Instead, I seem to dislike the genre as a whole. I simply do not find these films interesting or entertaining.

Goodfellas focuses on drama, more particularly on the life of Henry Hill and his gradual integration with the Mafia. It is a story about a style of life, filled with violence, caprice and power. I think these themes are well portrayed in the film, so kudos to both the author and the director. However, I still do not think the content merits more than three snails. This film is competently made, but made for someone else than me.

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