The production is rich, with great cinematography and design, it is like watch a movie produced in the current year. De Niro, Liotta, and Joe pesci are in a perfect sintony and dont need efforts to show their charisma. A movie about mafia with a touch of humour, but not so remarkable for me. Soundtrack is awesome. 3.5/5
Martin Scorsese was the first director that I ever explored beyond their filmography. I was so attracted to his style that I just had to know more about him. He has had a profound impact on my life as someone that loves films. Not only is he one of the most talented American directors but he is also one of the most insightful. Goodfellas is his finest work, along with Raging Bull, Casino, and Taxi Driver.
One of the most meticulously directed films of all time. Every shot, every edit, every movement, every line of dialogue. There isn't a moment where you feel like Scorsese doesn't have firm grasp of everything he's doing. He takes a tale literally as old as cinema and rejuvenates with an energy you don't find even in films by young directors. Though not my favorite Scorsese, this is where his craft is at it's apex.
Joe Pesci is phenomenal. An actor so willing to make the role his own. Scorsese's at the top of his game because he lets Pesci and the rest have room to breath. He and Schoonmaker know exactly when to cut. It's these ingredients that make Goodfellas so damn good.