I thought that this film showed just how nasty and absurd criminality can be.
by mark f
As far as the long, "drug-induced" helicopter scene [which is understandable in Henry Hill's case], there really have been police helicopters flying over my house for decades.
Before this Scorsese week kicked off, Goodfellas was the best Scorsese movie I had seen, not counting his documentaries (if you do, his best was The Last Waltz).
I honestly haven't seen a gangster movie which pulled me into the era and mood they were going for as well as this one, and I think that's a big point in the movie's favor.
It seemed that Goodfellas had achieved everything the first Godfather movie had when it was named best picture and gained the privilege of being the best modern gangster drama up to that point.
While much of the movie is told from Henry's point of view, the rest of the movie is told from her point of view, in how someone marrying into this situation would see things.
Henry Hill: Jimmy was the kind of guy that rooted for bad guys in the movies.
The inner circle includes a couple of career mobsters Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro) and Tommy De Vito (Joe Pesci) who take the adult Henry (now played by Ray Liotta) under their wing and the sometimes conflicted emotions Henry goes through when he realizes some of the things that are required of hi...
Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher.