Gangs of New York

Critic Score

75%

User Score

81%
In theaters Dec 20, 2002
R, 2 hr. 46 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: The violent rise of gangland power in New York City at a time of massive political corruption and the city's evolution into a cultural melting pot set the stage for this lavish historical epic, which
Director: Martin Scorsese
Rated: R
Running Time: 2 hr. 46 min.
Genre: Drama, Classics
Theater Release: Dec 20, 2002
DVD Release: Jul 01, 2003

Cast

Leonardo DiCaprio

Amsterdam Vallon
Daniel Day-Lewis

William Cutting ("Bi...
Cameron Diaz

Jenny Everdeane
Jim Broadbent

William "Boss" Tweed
Liam Neeson

"Priest" Vallon
John C. Reilly

Happy Jack Mulraney
Henry Thomas

Johnny Sirocco
Brendan Gleeson

Walter "Monk" McGinn
Gary Lewis

McGloin

Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though flawed, the sprawling, messy Gangs of New York is redeemed by impressive production design and Day-Lewis's electrifying performance.
  • It's never less than compelling, driven by an overwhelming, larger than life performance from Day-Lewis and by Scorsese's grandiose historical imagination. More...
  • 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. More...
  • 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. More...
  • You have to honor its mad ambition. But sadly, it feels like a dream too long deferred. More...
  • Scorsese's congested, conflicted, entrancing achievement. More...
  • A triumph of pure craft and passionate heart. More...
  • It's a magnificent achievement -- holes, tatters, crudities, screw-ups, and all. More...
  • Despite some reservations, however, the movie never lost my interest, and I consider it to be worth a trip to a theater to see. More...
  • Gangs can be riveting, but for all its violence, it fails to land a knockout blow. More...
  • For almost the first two-thirds of Martin Scorsese's 168-minute Gangs of New York, I was entranced. More...

User Reviews

  • Set in the mid 1800s, during the start of civilisation in New York. There were many gangs established to defend their terrority from new immigrants....
  • The film's OK. Daniel-Day Lewis gives a great performance, and it's thrilling at some points. However, it is overlong and melodramatic with awkward,...
  • Gangs of New York is a stunning Martin Scorsese epic. This a near perfect film that boasts a powerful cast of actors. Daniel Day-Lewis delivers the...
  • A great depiction of 1800's New York. Daniel Day Lewis is perfect.
  • First I saw the first half. And I was a little dissapointed. There was good directing. And good acting. And you could feel the quality of the movie....
  • Generic revenge/idiotic love story , and the beginning of Scorcese becoming a studio pet. Also, someone tell Dicaprio that growing a moustache is not...
  • Bill: You see this knife? I'm gonna teach you to speak English with this fucking knife!  "America Was Born In The Streets." Gangs of New York is a...
  • Excellent! Daniel Day Lewis stands out the most in the film. He gives a stunning performance as the famous, Bill The Butcher. He completely deserved...
  • the first two minutes of the movie, Leo speaks in a plain american, then almost southern accent. then for the next 2 plus hours he speaks in a decent...
  • Martin Scorceses' 'Gangs of New York' is a film to behold, because it never holds back and it blossoms into a story worth telling. Although plagued by...