About Robert De Niro in The King of Comedy – by Pauline Kael

2019-12-26T17:17:37+00:00December 26th, 2019|CINEMA|

Robert De Niro’s Rupert Pupkin is Jake La Motta without his fists. In Rag­ing Bull, De Niro and Scorsese had things boiled down, so that Jake’s entire character was the chip on his shoulder. This time there’s no chip.