Gangs of New York Reviews
Scorsese has done a few period pieces in his career, but this one feels the most bracing and alive. GANGS OF NEW YORK has the energy and the vivid brutality that so many other period pieces miss. Most filmmakers would let this story be brooding, self-serious, and lengthy. In the hands of Martin Scorsese, the film is certainly still lengthy, but it's also shot, edited, directed, written, and experienced in the same way that his '60s era gangster pictures have.