Opening

44% The Other Woman Apr 25
—— Brick Mansions Apr 25
48% The Quiet Ones Apr 25
90% Locke Apr 25
79% The Machine Apr 25

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $25.6M
51% Heaven Is for Real $22.5M
47% Rio 2 $22.2M
19% Transcendence $10.9M
9% A Haunted House 2 $8.8M
62% Draft Day $5.7M
40% Divergent $5.6M
71% Oculus $5.2M
77% Noah $5.0M
89% Bears $4.8M

Coming Soon

75% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
—— Walk Of Shame May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16
—— X-Men: Days of Future Past May 23

New Episodes Tonight

72% The 100: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
100% Arrow: Season 2
—— Baby Daddy: Season 3
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
100% Legit: Season 2
—— Melissa & Joey: Season 3
—— The Middle: Season 5
36% Mixology: Season 1
83% Modern Family: Season 5
—— The Soul Man: Season 3
—— Suburgatory: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

77% About a Boy: Season 1
—— Awkward: Season 4
—— Chicago Fire: Season 2
—— Faking It: Season 1
98% Fargo: Season 1
40% Glee: Season 5
36% Growing Up Fisher: Season 1
86% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1
80% The Mindy Project: Season 2
56% The Originals: Season 1
100% Supernatural: Season 9

Certified Fresh TV

77% About a Boy: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
82% The Blacklist: Season 1
88% Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 1
98% Fargo: Season 1
98% Game of Thrones: Season 4
100% Hannibal: Season 2
86% Mad Men: Season 7
97% Orphan Black: Season 2
96% Silicon Valley: Season 1

Gangs of New York Reviews


Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It's never less than compelling, driven by an overwhelming, larger than life performance from Day-Lewis and by Scorsese's grandiose historical imagination.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The result reverberates on the screen with a deadly force and fury more intense than anything Mr. Scorsese has yet achieved on the meanest and most beloved streets he could imagine or recall.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

January 16, 2003
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine
Top Critic IconTop Critic

What we're left with has the patness of a history lesson about our roots and the melting pot and what it means to be an American.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine

January 16, 2003
David Ansen
Newsweek
Top Critic IconTop Critic

You have to honor its mad ambition. But sadly, it feels like a dream too long deferred.

January 14, 2003
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Scorsese's congested, conflicted, entrancing achievement.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

January 13, 2003
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A triumph of pure craft and passionate heart.

| Original Score: 4/4

January 9, 2003
David Edelstein
Slate
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It's a magnificent achievement -- holes, tatters, crudities, screw-ups, and all.

Full Review Source: Slate

December 27, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Despite some reservations, however, the movie never lost my interest, and I consider it to be worth a trip to a theater to see.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

December 24, 2002
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Gangs can be riveting, but for all its violence, it fails to land a knockout blow.

| Original Score: B

December 23, 2002
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

For almost the first two-thirds of Martin Scorsese's 168-minute Gangs of New York, I was entranced.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader | Original Score: 3/4

December 23, 2002
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Darkly operatic and brilliantly realized.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 20, 2002
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It's as if [Scorsese] preferred to concentrate on the production ... rather than on the dramatic issues and, oh yeah, taking up the rear, the human beings who live them.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 20, 2002
Mike Clark
USA Today
Top Critic IconTop Critic

For all its lack of breathing room ... it realistically puts you into the Civil War North as much as Gone With the Wind does with the romantically idealized South.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 20, 2002
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A work of battered brilliance.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

December 20, 2002
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Bill the Butcher is a coiled monster with a guttural voice and a sharply thrown knife; Day-Lewis brings him to glittery, intense life.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 20, 2002
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic IconTop Critic

I doubt I'll ever be able to look at a smirking fellow in old daguerreotype, with rolled-up sleeves and a mustache, and not think of Daniel Day-Lewis and all that vitality lost to time.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

December 20, 2002
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The world needs more filmmakers with passionate enthusiasms like Martin Scorsese. But it doesn't need Gangs of New York.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

December 20, 2002
John Anderson
Newsday
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Gangs, for all its bloodletting, is the aberrant case of a movie that needed more violence to make its moral point.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 20, 2002
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

It vividly and energetically evokes a fascinating time and place that has never before been the subject of film, and presents a powerful if imperfectly coherent vision of urban politics at their most primal.

| Original Score: 3/4

December 20, 2002
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic IconTop Critic

As it is, the film is always watchable, occasionally riveting, but ultimately a disappointment.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B+

December 20, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The spasmodic spectacle fails to develop any narrative or visceral momentum -- it has no cumulative effect.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 20, 2002
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A muddle splashed with bloody beauty as vivid as any Scorsese has ever given us.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

December 20, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A historical epic with the courage of its convictions about both scope and detail.

| Original Score: 3/4

December 20, 2002
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Day-Lewis keeps you awake whenever the story loses steam during the film's 2 hours and 48 minutes.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 20, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

All of this is a triumph for Scorsese, and yet I do not think this film is in the first rank of his masterpieces. It is very good but not great.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 20, 2002
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Like many operas, this is long, overwrought, sprawling, and more than frequently brilliant. It also hits just enough discordant notes to keep it from greatness.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 20, 2002
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A fever-sprawl of a movie, a melting-pot panorama, brought to full boil.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: A-

December 20, 2002
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
Top Critic IconTop Critic

fatally overlong, filled with haphazard history lessons and half-drawn conclusions, never jelling into a cohesive film or possessing the energy to move its great bulk forward.

December 20, 2002
A.O. Scott
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

This is historical filmmaking without the balm of right-thinking ideology, either liberal or conservative. Mr. Scorsese's bravery and integrity in advancing this vision can hardly be underestimated.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 19, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The streets, shot by cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, may be as authentic as they are mean, but it is nearly impossible to care about what happens on them.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

December 19, 2002
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Day-Lewis' larger-than-life Bill is one of the great characters of movies.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 4/4

December 19, 2002
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The story's scope and pageantry are mesmerizing, and Mr. Day-Lewis roars with leonine power.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: A-

December 19, 2002
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic IconTop Critic

An elaborately worked-over opus that's as tarted-up and artificial as Scorsese's '70s classic Mean Streets was gritty and real.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 19, 2002
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A sprawling, rhythmless, exploitatively violent folly, studded with shallow characters.

| Original Score: 2/5

December 19, 2002
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Missteps aside, this is moviemaking of real ambition.

| Original Score: 3/5

December 19, 2002
Rex Reed
New York Observer
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Not bad enough to dismiss but too dense and boring to praise, let's just call Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York the year's longest and most expensive cinematic disappointment.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 19, 2002
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
Top Critic IconTop Critic

At its best, the movie gives you a taste of the epic Scorsese intended, an epic that, sadly, will forever remain in the filmmaker's imagination.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 19, 2002
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A misfire of monstrous proportions, the worst large-scale epic since Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 19, 2002
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Scorsese is at the peak of his powers.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

December 19, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A magnificent throwback to an almost vanished era of epic filmmaking by great filmmakers in thrall to their own passions, rather than to the studio bookkeepers.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

December 19, 2002
John Powers
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic IconTop Critic

What ultimately gives Gangs of New York its power is less its storytelling than its grand, bracingly radical vision of American history.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 19, 2002
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A lavish folly that suffers from an odd downscale effect.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 17, 2002
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The brilliant Martin Scorsese has created a phenomenal work that plunges us deep into Lower Manhattan in the 1860s.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

December 16, 2002
Todd McCarthy
Variety
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A richly impressive and densely realized work that bracingly opens the eye and mind to untaught aspects of American history.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 6, 2002
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Whether or not a longer version would have given the film more texture and dimension, this one presents a blinkered vision of American history.

December 5, 2002
Find us on:                 
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile