History YMMV / RagingBull

22nd Jul '16 5:12:33 PM drbreakfast
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* HypeBacklash: it's fairly common for viewers to approach this film with its reputation as a masterpiece in mind and come away confused or disappointed. Many find it difficult to watch due how unlikable Jake is and others come expecting a boxing movie in the vein of ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' rather than a slow character piece with a handful of brief fight scenes. The movie's real quality lies in more subtle areas like its editing and sound design, which are less likely to impress viewers than the humanistic triumph of a ''Rocky'' movie.
7th Feb '16 4:57:16 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: Cited as one for Scorsese (alongside ''TaxiDriver'' and ''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''). Notably, ''Raging Bull'' is the highest of the 3 on the AFI Top 100 list.
1st Apr '15 4:44:59 PM haloinsider
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* MagnumOpus: Cited as one for Scorsese (alongside ''TaxiDriver'' and ''Film/Goodfellas''). Notably, ''Raging Bull'' is the highest of the 3 on the AFI Top 100 list.

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* MagnumOpus: Cited as one for Scorsese (alongside ''TaxiDriver'' and ''Film/Goodfellas'').''Film/{{Goodfellas}}''). Notably, ''Raging Bull'' is the highest of the 3 on the AFI Top 100 list.
1st Apr '15 4:44:42 PM haloinsider
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* MagnumOpus: Cited as one for Scorsese (alongside ''TaxiDriver'' and ''Film/Goodfellas''). Notably, ''Raging Bull'' is the highest of the 3 on the AFI Top 100 list.
30th Dec '14 2:51:41 PM mazaka
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** JerkassWoobie: Joey can be a {{Jerkass}} to his wife, but he also acts at the MoralityChain for Jake, being the one person who keeps him ground. [[KickTheMoralityPet At least until the end.]]
** Jake is also a JerkassWoobie when he ends up a washed up hack and does time in prison, averting sports movie sentimentalism by showing that VictoryIsBoring. That he has to sell his title belt hammers it home. The fact that he comes out a changed man and finally owns up to being a colossal asshole doesn't hurt either.
*** Jake no doubt does some very, very horrible things during the film, but try not go feel at least a bit sorry for him when he starts punching the walls of his cell in self-punishment. It sheds a lot of light on his character.

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** JerkassWoobie: Joey can be act like a {{Jerkass}} to his wife, crude, violent KavorkaMan at times, but he he's also acts at the something of a MoralityChain for Jake, being the one person who trying intermittently to keeps him ground. [[KickTheMoralityPet At least until the end.]]
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** Jake is also a JerkassWoobie himself becomes one when he ends up turns into a washed up hack and does time in prison, washed-up hack, averting sports movie sentimentalism by showing that VictoryIsBoring. That he has to sell his title belt hammers it home.VictoryIsBoring. The fact that he comes out a changed man and finally owns up to being a colossal asshole doesn't hurt either.
*** Jake no doubt undoubtedly does some very, very horrible things during throughout the film, but try not go feel at least a bit sorry for him when he starts punching the walls of his cell in self-punishment. It sheds a lot of light on his character.
8th Nov '14 6:25:16 AM SomeRandomBastard
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*** Jake no doubt does some very, very horrible things during the film, but try not go feel at least a bit sorry for him when he starts punching the walls of his cell in self-punishment. It sheds a lot of light on his character.
10th Feb '14 7:53:14 PM Premonition45
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: As noted under CreatorBreakdown, Creator/MartinScorsese was struggling with a cocaine addiction at the time and planning on retiring as a director. Creator/RobertDeNiro specifically brought the project to Scorcese in hopes that its themes of self-destruction would help Scorcese overcome his problems. Needless to say, they succeeded.
4th Dec '13 4:46:24 AM ArthurS
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** Jake is also a JerkassWoobie when he ends up a washed up hack and does time in prison, averting sports movie sentimentalism by showing that VictoryIsBoring. That he has to sell his title belt hammers it home. The fact that he comes out a changed man and finally owns up to being a colossal asshole doesn't hurt either.
4th Dec '13 4:46:24 AM ArthurS
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17th Apr '13 9:02:14 PM Folamh3
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* VindicatedByHistory: When it came out, it received pretty mixed reviews and was snubbed by the Oscars. Now if you ask most critics what the best film from 1980s was, most of them will say ''Film/RagingBull''.

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* VindicatedByHistory: When it came out, it received pretty mixed reviews and was snubbed by the Oscars. Now if you ask most critics what the best film from 1980s was, most of them will say ''Film/RagingBull''. There are many who will also call it the best film of ''all time''.



** JerkassWoobie: Joey can be a {{Jerkass}} to his wife, but he also acts at the MoralityChain for Jake, being the one person who keeps him ground. [[KickTheMoralityPet At least until the end.]]

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** JerkassWoobie: Joey can be a {{Jerkass}} to his wife, but he also acts at the MoralityChain for Jake, being the one person who keeps him ground. [[KickTheMoralityPet At least until the end.]]]]
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