Reelviews #7: Goodfellas

4-star prison

Could there be an informer in this cell?

1990’s “Goodfellas” (dir. Martin Scorsese) follows Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) as he pursues his life-long dream of working for the FBI. Unable to join the bureau due to the era’s prejudice against his half-Jewish ancestry, Liotta commits himself — from a very young age — to a one-man crusade to infiltrate the Mafia. The film takes a fairly realistic view of this quixotic quest as Liotta faces major setbacks, including the murder of a contact he had been cultivating inside the Mafia’s inner circle, and, ultimately, personal ostracism as the mob grows more and more suspicious of the favorable treatment Liotta receives from law enforcement.

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