Raging Bull

Raging Bull

  • 1980
  • R
  • 129 min
  • USA
  • biography, drama, sport

Emotionally self-destructive boxer, Jake La Motta's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.

Director: Martin Scorsese

Writers: Paul Schrader, Mardik Martin

Stars: Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty, Frank Vincent, Nicholas Colasanto

Arguably Martin Scorsese's and Robert De Niro's finest film, Raging Bull is often painful to watch, but it's a searing, powerful work about an unsympathetic hero.

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  • Martin Scorsese
    Martin Scorsese
    American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese made the short films while he attended New York University's film school; these include "What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?" (1963), "It's Not Just You, Murray!" (1964), and his most famous short of the period "The Big Shave" (1967). This...

Main Cast


  • Richard Corliss (TIME Magazine)

    De Niro is always absorbing and credible, even when his character isn't.

  • Ron Pennington (Hollywood Reporter)

    Scorsese goes overboard in an attempt at low-keyed naturalism, however, and there is little dramatic structure to the biographical overview... But there's no denying the power and artistry of De Niro's performance.

  • Bruce McCabe (Boston Globe)

    This is a masterpiece. It proves that a film can have violent undertones and overtones, but still illuminate and comment upon violence in a moving, poetic and profound way.

  • Gary Arnold (Washington Post)

    Martin Scorsese's obsession with a dubious mystique of masculinity turns "Raging Bull" into a ponderous work of metaphysical cinematic bull.

  • Keith Uhlich (Time Out)

    When has a performer as fully and uniquely sacrificed himself to the moving-picture cause as De Niro?

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 129 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Sound Mix: Dolby Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Color: Black and White

Also Known As

  • Toro scatenato (IT)
  • Wie ein wilder Stier (DE)
  • Toro salvaje (ES)
  • Touro Indom├ível (BR)