Mean Streets - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mean Streets Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 31, 2008
The acting and editing have such an original, tumultuous force that the picture is completely gripping.
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Variety Staff
March 31, 2008
Scorsese is exceptionally good at guiding his largely unknown cast to near-flawless recreations of types. Outstanding in this regard is De Niro.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
One of the best American films of the decade.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
No matter how bleak the milieu, no matter how heartbreaking the narrative, some films are so thoroughly, beautifully realized they have a kind of tonic effect that has no relation to the subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Its greatness lies in its leanness, with nary a word, a move, a gesture that's nonessential.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
In countless ways, right down to the detail of modern TV crime shows, Mean Streets is one of the source points of modern movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4