Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York

Scorsese's epic tale of vengeance and survival set in ye olde 1860s New York, with a stunning cast including Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Cameron Diaz.

After years of incarceration, Irish immigrant Amsterdam Vallon (DiCaprio) returns to lower Manhattan's lawless, corrupt Five Points section seeking revenge against the rival gang leader, Bill the Butcher (a savage Day-Lewis), who killed his father. But before long, Amsterdam's personal vendetta becomes part of an erupting wave of full-blown gang warfare. .

Best Actor (Day-Lewis), BAFTAs 2003. Best Director and Best Original Song, Golden Globes 2003.
2002Rating: MA15+, High level violence, adult themes167 minsUSA, Italy
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Gangs of New York / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

So dark and disturbing you might label it a "feel-bad" movie.

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Variety

Variety

Richly impressive and densely realised...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The streets... may be as authentic as they are mean, but it is nearly impossible to care about what happens on them.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

This is historical filmmaking without the balm of right-thinking ideology...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

I do not think this film is in the first rank of (Scorsese's) masterpieces. It is very good but not great.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A muddle splashed with bloody beauty as vivid as any Scorsese has ever given us.

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Salon

Salon

The world needs more filmmakers with passionate enthusiasms like Martin Scorsese. But it doesn't need Gangs of New York.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Though big in size, (Gangs of New York) isn't big in ideas.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Darkly operatic and brilliantly realised.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

A spacious, robust movie that grabs hold of us and doesn't let go for nearly three hours.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

A triumph of pure craft and passionate heart.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Wonderful spectacle, terrific acting and toweringly great film-making.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Marred by narrative problems but sufficiently awesome in its ambitious scale and intentions to rate as a must-see.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

As irritating as it is fascinating.

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The Times

The Times

Gangs of New York achieves far too little while trying much too hard.

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