• Goodfellas (1990)

Goodfellas

Release Date: September 19th, 1990

DVD Release Date: March 26th, 1997

R |2 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

A young man grows up in the mob and works very hard to advance himself through the ranks. He enjoys his life of money and luxury, but is oblivious to the horror that he causes. A drug addiction and a few mistakes ultimately unravel his climb to the top. Based on the book "Wiseguy" by Nicholas Pileggi.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino, Frank Sivero, Tony Darrow, Mike Starr

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Gritty, Death, Revenge, Dark, Rivalry, New York City, 1980s, Rise, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Stunningly acted. [21 September 1990, The Arts, p.12]

  • 100
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    All of the performances are first-rate; Pesci stands out, though, with his seemingly unscripted manner. GoodFellas is easily one of the year's best films. [21 September 1990, Friday, p.C]

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    No finer film has ever been made about organized crime - not even "The Godfather." show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Winner Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Directing
Winner Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture