Here was a filmmaker who specialized in pure, blistering images, and this operatic earthiness just doesn't play as well as the horrifying, salacious stuff.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A disappointment of considerable proportions.
I'm as big a fan of misogyny as the next guy, but how did this hateful and often tasteless Godfather ripoff become a classic?
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A lazily haullucinatory epic that means to encapsulate approximately 50 years of American social history into a single film.
While Leone's vision still has a magnificent sweep, the film finally subsides to an emotional core that is sombre, even elegiac, and which centres on a man who is bent and broken by time, and finally left with nothing but an impotent sadness.
The film, photographed by Tonino Delli Colli, is striking to look at, especially its New York street scenes, which were shot in Manhattan, Montreal and a back lot near Rome. The acting is stunning.
| Original Score: 3/5
There are times when we don't understand exactly what is happening, but never a time when we don't feel confidence in the film's narrative.
| Original Score: 4/4
| Original Score: 4/5
Just gasp at the scale, at the immaculate period reconstruction and at that incredible opening with its endlessly ringing phone.
| Original Score: 5/5
| Original Score: 5/5
Haunting, thematically complex.
| Original Score: A-
Handsomely mounted beyond a shadow of a doubt, but as the final statement in Leone's career, it mostly makes me think of how fantastic his Westerns were.
| Original Score: 7/10
Pure cinematic bliss.
Hugely complex, achingly sad and splendidly gorgeous.
Spaghetti western master Sergio Leone turns his eye toward an American gangster epic spanning 50 years with surprisingly positive results.
| Original Score: 3/4
At its restored 229-minute cut, Leone in his directorial swan song proves in its first half-hour how he's the master of cinematic hypnosis.
A obviedade da meia hora final compromete o impacto do filme - que, ainda assim, impressiona por sua escala épica, por suas elegantes transições de tempo e ótimas atuações.
A work of tremendous intellectual depth and emotional range
| Original Score: 84/100