Friday 27th* October: Goodfellas (18)

*Note change of screening date to help the Cramphorn’s scheduling (no longer Thur 26th)

USA  –  Crime Drama  –  Year: 1990  –  Running time: 146 mins
Languages: English/Italian

A young man grows up in the mob, working hard to advance himself through the ranks, enjoying his life of money and luxury but oblivious to the horror he causes. Drug addiction and mistakes ultimately unravel his climb to the top. More than 25 years after its release, here is a chance to see, on the big screen, one of the seminal gangster movies of all time and arguably Scorsese’s greatest work.

For its swaggering energy, the heart-in-your-throat pacing and for some of the most memorable, most imitated scenes in mafia movie history, this must rank as one of Scorsese’s finest films, if not the best.
Wendy Ide (The Observer)

Director: Martin Scorsese
Silence (2016) / The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) / The Departed (2006)
Robert De Niro                              …   James Conway
Ray Liotta                                      …   Henry Hill
Joe Pesci                                       …   Tommy DeVIto
Lorraine Bracco                             …   Karen Hill
Paul Sorvino                                  …   Paul Cicero
Frank Sivero                                  …   Frankie Carbone
Tony Darrow                                  …   Sonny Bunz
Mike Starr                                      …   Frenchy
(for full cast, and more information, see “Goodfellas” in IMDB)

Selected UK reviews:

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)
Little White Lies (David Jenkins)
CineVue (John Bleasdate)

Official UK trailer: