Director Martin Scorsese scores another masterpiece with Goodfellas. As with "Casino" this Scorsese film is based on a true story. The movie is powerful and full of violence. In fact, graphic violence to be truthful. The script is so good though, I think you should overlook it and watch the entire movie. Like the "Godfather" movie series, this gives you an inside look at the families of the mob. It is a fascinating look at how they try to live double lives. Scorsese uses both Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci as he did in "Casino". The two movies have much in common. Although"Casino"was great, "Goodfellas" is a masterpiece.