Goodfellas (1990, Martin Scorsese)
Rating: 4/4 stars, 10/10, 96/100
Rank: #15 (Top Favorites)
William Goldman turned down the opportunity to write the script for The Godfather, because he didn’t want to glorify gangsters. Bravo! Goodfellas is a non-glorifying tale of gangsters that will scare you out of your seat, and will make you dream of becoming a gangster but will make you glad that you aren’t one and that you never will be one.
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