Friday, June 21, 2013
At an expansive 2 1/2 hours, it's a surprisingly quick story. Taking place over the course of thirty or so years, we follow the lead character (who is certainly not a protagonist), Henry Hill. Portrayed marvelously by Ray Liotta, he is a witty, short-tempered and overly-confident child in a man's body.
The funny thing about this movie is how it paces the first half in this throwback style, then breaks the mold in the third act, making the arguments and the violence unsettling and unpredictable.
It's a terrible kids movie.