History YMMV / RagingBull

15th Dec '17 7:35:03 PM Pren
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* FunnyMoments: While Jake is calling Joey long after Jake beat him to a pulp, Joey, thinking it's Salv, unknowingly hurls insults towards Jake. That shouldn't be funny but it is when Joey tells him that his mother sucks big elephant dicks, essentially insulting ''his own mother''.

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* FunnyMoments: FunnyMoments:
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While Jake is calling Joey long after Jake beat him to a pulp, Joey, thinking it's Salv, unknowingly hurls insults towards Jake. That shouldn't be funny but it is when Joey tells him that his mother sucks big elephant dicks, essentially insulting ''his own mother''.mother''.
** Jake is forced to throw a fight to get a championship shot, except his opponent is sent reeling from just one punch, forcing him to just stand there and let himself get beat up while it's perfectly obvious to everyone what's going on.
14th Dec '17 8:50:05 PM Pren
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* MemeticMutation: "He ain't pretty no more!"
13th Dec '17 8:46:00 PM Pren
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* HilariousInHindsight: In his jail cell, Jake says "I'm not an animal!" to himself. The film became DuellingMovies with ''Film/TheElephantMan'', which had that as its most famous line.
7th Dec '17 1:05:53 AM jormis29
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* RetroactiveRecognition: John Turturro makes his film debut as the man at table at Webster Hall.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: John Turturro Creator/JohnTurturro makes his film debut as the man at table at Webster Hall.
6th Dec '17 9:52:10 AM Pren
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** Jake himself becomes one when he turns into a washed-up hack, averting sports movie sentimentalism by showing that VictoryIsBoring. The fact that he comes out a changed man and finally owns up to being a colossal asshole doesn't hurt either.

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** Jake himself becomes one when he turns into a washed-up hack, averting sports movie sentimentalism by showing that VictoryIsBoring. The fact that he comes out a changed man and finally owns up to being a colossal asshole (in fact, the real La Motta was a consultant on the film and was perfectly fine with such a negative portrayal) doesn't hurt either.
15th Oct '17 2:18:36 PM randomguy399
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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.

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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 Scorsese in hopes that its themes of self-destruction would help Scorcese Scorsese overcome his problems. Needless to say, they succeeded.
4th Aug '17 2:38:07 AM HBarnill
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* FunnyMoments: While Jake is calling Joey long after Jake beat him to a pulp, Joey, thinking it's Salv, unknowingly hurls insults towards Jake. That shouldn't be funny but it is when Joey tells him that his mother sucks big elephant dicks, essentially insulting ''his own mother''.
20th Feb '17 11:52:56 PM JulianLapostat
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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.

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* HypeBacklash: it's 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 is, the fact that it's [[DeliberatelyMonochrome in black-and-white]]. Others come in expecting a boxing movie in the vein of ''Film/{{Rocky}}'' rather than a slow character piece with a handful of brief and are taken that the fight scenes. The movie's real quality lies scenes only last for the first 2/3rds of the film with the finale being somewhat anti-climactic. This in a way is more subtle areas like its editing and sound design, which are or less likely to impress viewers than why the humanistic triumph of a ''Rocky'' movie.film was so divisive on initial release and its generally acknowledged that the film, for some viewers, takes repeated viewings to get into.
18th Oct '16 1:42:21 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RetroactiveRecognition: John Turturro makes his film debut as the man at table at Webster Hall.
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.
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