Lists: Drama, Biopic, Crime / Heist, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999, Classics, Sight And Sound Critics Top 250

Brief Synopsis: "Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to climb up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, is badly affected by his partners success, but will he stoop low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy?"

Overall Ranking: 12 (Rank from 1990: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 88.24%
Regular 11.76%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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  • Martin Scorsese And The Mob

  • Reviewer Rating Review
    Kevin McCarthy100 - I like this film better than “The Godfather Part I”. Yeah, I said it! You got a problem with that?
    Sober Film Critic James Brown100(full review)
    Harlan H100
    Patrick Devitt100
    Alex Robinson99
    Carly Booth97 - a SO I REWATCHED review
    (full review)
    David Baruffi97
    Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews95(full review)
    Josh of Classicblanca95
    Dan O'Neill95 - Everything about this movie is just fantastic:acting, music, dialouge, camera work, and especially the directing. Though with a little bit of character involvement errors and a not so fantastic ending, I still believe this movie is a great American classic for all to see.
    (full review)
    Sir M Hayes XIV95
    Bryan Lienesch94 - This is Scorcese's best work, hands down. Easily one of the greatest movies of all time.
    Jim Carrier93
    Thomas Pollock90
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest85
    J Collins80
    Rich Alejandro80

    People Involved

  • Robert De Niro (Jimmy Conway)
  • Ray Liotta (Henry Hill)
  • Joe Pesci (Tommy DeVito)
  • Lorraine Bracco (Karen Hill)
  • Paul Sorvino (Paul Cicero)
  • Chuck Low (Morris Kessler)
  • Frank Sivero (Frankie Carbone)
  • Frank DiLeo (Tuddy Cicero)
  • Tony Darrow (Sonny Bunz)
  • Mike Starr (Frenchy)
  • Frank Vincent (Billy Batts)
  • Frank Adonis (Anthony Stabile)
  • Catherine Scorsese (Mrs. DeVito - Tommys Mother)
  • Suzanne Shepherd (Karens Mother)
  • Gina Mastrogiacomo (Janice Rossi)
  • Debi Mazar (Sandy)
  • Michael Imperioli (Spider)
  • Samuel L. Jackson (Stacks Edwards)
  • Martin Scorsese (Director)