1980: Raging Bull


– Director: Martin Scorsese

– Stacker score: 89.1

– Metascore: 89

– IMDb user rating: 8.2

– Runtime: 129 minutes

Martin Scorsese’s portrait of boxer Jake LaMotta, played by Robert De Niro, is among the most uncompromising character studies ever committed to celluloid. Presented in black-and-white, it interweaves LaMotta’s professional bouts with his violent outbursts at home. Indisputably gritty, the work also retains a certain poetic sensibility.

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