What can be said about goodfellas besides the fact that it is one of the greatest gangster flicks out there!
The film has it all - sex, drugs, rock 'n roll, and still a little bit of violence - other than what's most imposing is the way in which Scorsese has pieced it all as one. Running presently under one hundred fifty minutes in length, Goodfellas doesn't suffer nearly as lengthy as it should, nor are there any exacting sequences that would have completed the film better had they been cut. In addition, Scorsese breaks the golden rule of filmmaking and pulls it off with flying insignia. He even bravely swaps the narrator numerous times all the way through the path of the film - with Lorraine Bracco presenting an outsider's sight as Henry's wife - with no one as much as giving a subsequent consideration about it.
It's easy to stand when done correct, and Scorsese carries out it with the kind of excellence that only an experienced veteran could. He also offsets his obvious take no notice of the rules of movies by bringing in some pretty cool aesthetics of his own - like the much talked about stead cam shot from the streets of New York to the inside of the Copacabana.
Of course, it also helps to have the type of aptitude that usually headlines Scorsese's projects, whether it's the dependable De Niro, the astonishingly good Liotta, or the entertainingly psychotic Pesci (who also won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor), they all deliver supreme rate performances that just wouldn't have shined quite as bright in the hands of a lesser actor. The film is also loaded with tons of other talents, like Samuel L Jackson, Tony Sirico and Frank Vincent, whose character in Goodfellas might be very well be related to the one he played in "Raging Bull. While it takes a lot supplementary than a rock-hard cast to mix out one of the top films of the 90s, Goodfellas absolutely brings.
Good is a truly a masterpiece and it is in my top movies of all-time. If you're 17 and older and have not seen Goodfellas yet, I highly suggest you check it out. Believe me you will not regret it.