Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty, Frank Vincent
Martin Scorsese (Director), Paul Schrader (Screenplay), Mardik Martin (Screenplay)
Released: Nov. 14th, 1980
Runtime: 2 hours, 9 minutes
When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.
I wanted to shut it off after 15 minutes but figured any movie this respected most get better, for me it never did.
Scorsese and Wong Kar Wai are not really interested in the purely entertaining side of what they're portraying (even though both films are highly enjoyable to behold), but they want to say something more thoughtful and "true" about their subject.