In his 20th anniversary review, New York Post film critic Kyle Smith argues “women don’t get Goodfellas” because it’s a film about “about a small group of guys who will always have your back. Women sense that they are irrelevant to this fantasy, and it bothers them.” Yikes. But then again, his thoughts on Jurassic World should tell you all you need to know about him.
When I was broke, I would go out and rob some more. We ran everything. We paid off cops, we paid off lawyers, we paid off judges. Everybody had their hands out, everything was for the taking. And now it’s all over.
You know, we always called each other goodfellas. Like you’d say to, uh, somebody, “You’re gonna like this guy. He’s all right. He’s a good fella. He’s one of us.” You understand? We were goodfellas. Wiseguys.