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Gangs of New York Reviews

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December 20, 2002
Wavers between being about the big picture and a character study -- only to get lost like so many huddled masses.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 31, 2018
Gangs of New York is one of those haunting failures. I can't get over it; it still gives me a pang every time I think of it. It seemed so filled with potential.
October 7, 2003
Martin Scorcese delivers an enormous blowout of a film, a biopic of New York in the 1800s... but it's too much bombast and far too loose.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 5, 2002
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 19, 2002
The 1860s New York sets in Gangs of New York are amazing. Too bad the dull characters keep blocking our view of them.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 16, 2002
The story drags on and the drama only comes to life when the astonishing Day-Lewis is on screen.
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December 20, 2002
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.
January 9, 2003
...a big, baggy, sprawling carnival of a movie, stretching out before us with little rhyme or reason.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 2, 2003
Apart from the scenes of brawling and violence, Scorsese's energy flags; he and his writers neglect to populate these muddy mean streets with vivid characters; nor is there a compelling story, and the dialogue is portentous and magniloquent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 13, 2008
Why did Scorsese spend three decades thirsting to make this movie? It's nowhere clear on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 7, 2003
n the end, you're left feeling that Scorsese has put on a great show. As to what he means by it, I doubt he knows.
December 26, 2002
Gangs of New York is an unapologetic mess, whose only saving grace is that it ends by blowing just about everything up.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
July 14, 2007
Gangs becomes a standard revenge opus. And a long one at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 10, 2003
One decision Gangs of New York can never quite make is whether its primary disposition is toward punctilious social history or operatic amplifications of reality.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 3, 2003
Scorsese doesn't give us a character worth giving a damn about.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 8, 2002
Scorsese's long-delayed epic finally arrives on-screen... and it was worth the wait.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2003
Martin Scorsese cria um espetáculo visual que não possui alma - um filme esteticamente belo, mas emocionalmente frio.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 17, 2002
A lavish folly that suffers from an odd downscale effect.
December 19, 2002
A misfire of monstrous proportions, the worst large-scale epic since Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 19, 2002
An elaborately worked-over opus that's as tarted-up and artificial as Scorsese's '70s classic Mean Streets was gritty and real.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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