Raging Bull

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Boxing movie masterpiece still brutal, bloody.

R 1980 129 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 11 reviews

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age 12+

"I'm the boss!" Best sports related film ever. One of the greats.

age 16+

It's raw, it's brutal, and it's one of the best movies ever created

"Raging Bull" is a raw and brutal masterpiece that pulls no punches. Robert De Niro plays Jake LaMotta, a real life middleweight boxer, who primarily destroys his life and others around him because of having a short temper and making bad decisions. He's not only violent inside the ring, but also outside the ring. The screenplay is well-done, Martin Scorsese's direction is outstanding, and the cinematography is exquisite (shot mostly in black and white). Additionally, "Raging Bull" won two Oscars, including Best Actor (De Niro) and Best Film Editing. Plus, it features a strong supporting cast, including Cathy Moriarty (in her Oscar-nominated role of Vicki, Jake LaMotta's wife), Joe Pesci (in his Oscar-nominated role of Joey, Jake's brother), Frank Vincent, and Nicholas Colasanto. "Raging Bull" is not only one of the best movies of the 1980s, but of all-time, as well. Lastly, it is a film that is not for children to watch at all, because of the strong profanity and violence. A first-rate movie.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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