Mean Streets Reviews

  • 6d ago

    Raw Scorsese takes his baby steps on the directing helm with this unadulterated depiction of the suburban New York of the 70s.

    Raw Scorsese takes his baby steps on the directing helm with this unadulterated depiction of the suburban New York of the 70s.

  • Aug 27, 2019

    I can totally understand how this movie is looked upon with great reverence. Scorsese certainly created something interesting for the day and age, and furthermore put a few noteworthy actors on the map. It makes perfect sense that this project led to bigger and better projects and opportunities. I particularly enjoyed seeing it to observe Scorsese's humble beginnings and improving evolution as a talented filmmaker. This was very worth my time to watch, but I don't think that I'll be watching it again.

    I can totally understand how this movie is looked upon with great reverence. Scorsese certainly created something interesting for the day and age, and furthermore put a few noteworthy actors on the map. It makes perfect sense that this project led to bigger and better projects and opportunities. I particularly enjoyed seeing it to observe Scorsese's humble beginnings and improving evolution as a talented filmmaker. This was very worth my time to watch, but I don't think that I'll be watching it again.

  • Aug 11, 2019

    Boring, badly edited, story was lacking, acting was over the top as if it was forced, zero indication of a real storyline. Basically this movie meanders around a shitty neighborhood in NYC with no aim or direction.

    Boring, badly edited, story was lacking, acting was over the top as if it was forced, zero indication of a real storyline. Basically this movie meanders around a shitty neighborhood in NYC with no aim or direction.

  • Jul 29, 2019

    This foreshadows Goodfellas, one of the greatest of all movies. Much of it is shot with a red lens, putting the viewer in the rough bars of Manhattan. Of particular interest is its religious themes, which play a large part in the main character's (Keitel) role, as he ponders heaven and hell. Of course, the period jukebox background score is present as in his later classics. A must-see for Scorsese fans - or anyone who likes gritty reality. A far better film than his more well-known Taxi Driver.

    This foreshadows Goodfellas, one of the greatest of all movies. Much of it is shot with a red lens, putting the viewer in the rough bars of Manhattan. Of particular interest is its religious themes, which play a large part in the main character's (Keitel) role, as he ponders heaven and hell. Of course, the period jukebox background score is present as in his later classics. A must-see for Scorsese fans - or anyone who likes gritty reality. A far better film than his more well-known Taxi Driver.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    A vastly overrated film who's principal redeeming feature is that it shows the potential Scorsese eventually grew into

    A vastly overrated film who's principal redeeming feature is that it shows the potential Scorsese eventually grew into

  • Jul 24, 2019

    Simple yet effective

    Simple yet effective

  • Jul 22, 2019

    No like Harvey Keitel. Movie need plot, not just walk around act ethnic. Blobbo turn off half way. (Where emperor' clothes?.)

    No like Harvey Keitel. Movie need plot, not just walk around act ethnic. Blobbo turn off half way. (Where emperor' clothes?.)

  • Jul 19, 2019

    Barely any plot, drags on, ending lacks closer. NEXT.

    Barely any plot, drags on, ending lacks closer. NEXT.

  • Jul 15, 2019

    The best Scorsese film before Taxi Driver. Mean Streets is a crime drama about the protagonist's internal dissension between his devotion to God and a life of crime on the "mean streets" of New York. A cogent film with themes of guilt, faith, and responsibility and with amazing performances from Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro.

    The best Scorsese film before Taxi Driver. Mean Streets is a crime drama about the protagonist's internal dissension between his devotion to God and a life of crime on the "mean streets" of New York. A cogent film with themes of guilt, faith, and responsibility and with amazing performances from Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro.

  • Jul 10, 2019

    Torture. Awful in every way.

    Torture. Awful in every way.