100

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
Filmed in black-and-white and shockingly well acted by De Niro, Raging Bull suggests that if you are looking for the source of evil in the world, you don't have to look any further than yourself. It's inside you or it isn't. And it comes out or it doesn't. [19 Dec 1980]
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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The film that many consider the finest of its decade, Raging Bull, has aged well, and not just because it was filmed in black and white.
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100

Austin Chronicle

The performances are riveting and the visuals are stunning. The boxing sequences are brutally realistic - there are no crappy Rocky theatrics here - and the humanity oozes out of every scene.
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100

TV Guide

One of the most powerful boxing films ever made.
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100

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A fiercely poetic study of violence. Stunningly shot in black-and-white. [14 Dec 1989, p.23]
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The most painful and heartrending portrait of jealousy in the cinema--an "Othello'' for our times.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

Another harsh character study, with poignant echoes of "Taxi Driver."
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100

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
One of the bloodiest and most beautiful reflections on atonement in the Scorsese canon... It is still one of cinema's most breathtaking films.
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100

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Takes a cold, unflinching look at the violence both inside and outside of the ring.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
The intensity of the film verges on the intolerable.
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92 out of 100
Universal acclaim
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.