100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Stunningly acted. [21 September 1990, The Arts, p.12]
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
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]
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100

Mr. Showbiz

Director Martin Scorsese's spectacular, irreverent picture.
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
No so-called serious gangster film has ever been more fun, or less dangerous, or more intrinsically feminist, than GoodFellas. Even "I Married the Mob" was scarier.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
No finer film has ever been made about organized crime - not even "The Godfather."
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Great cinema - and also a whopping good time. [19 September 1990, Life, p.1D]
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Ferocious brutality is presented without commentary or judgment, yet with unmistakable moral understanding and vision. [21 September 1990, Daily Notebook p.E-1]
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
With patience, care, and strict attention to detail, Scorsese has staked out an impregnable position in the history of motion pictures.
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80

Rolling Stone

Martin Scorsese scores again with his gritty, kinetic adaptation of Nicolas Pileggi's best-selling "Wiseguy."
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80

TV Guide

Scorsese's rich tapestry is both broader in scope and more detailed than a mere recounting of the events in the trio's life of crime.
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89 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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