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About the Movie
A violent and passionate gangster film, tracing the destinies of four friends from childhood in the old Jewish quarter of New York, to their maturity as notorious gangsters in a prohibition-era criminal empire. Based on Larry Grey's novel, "The Hoods."
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 49
- Fresh: 43
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 8.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Leone is less interested in arousing an audience's easier emotions than in presenting, at a dispassionate distance, the horror of two men warily walking toward each other on a tightrope suspended above the snake pit of their , deepest compulsions.
Fresh: The film slips easily back and forth in time, dancing between the decades, often making the connection from one era to another solely by means of brilliant cuts that work like magic.
Fresh: As one would expect from Leone, the film is a brilliant stylistic accomplishment.
Fresh: Adding 22 minutes only enhances Leone's brilliant saga of guilt and betrayal
This is a childhood movie
It took me forever to remember the name of this movie. I remember watching it as a teenager and loved the movie then and now I get to watch again as an adult. Great cast and plot. I want to read the book!
Extra scenes not necessary
The extended scenes in this movie was not necessary to put back. They look washed out and unwatchable. Martin Scorsese and team should have left his movie alone. The theatrical version it's still the best. Apple, why was the original version taken out? Oh well, good thing I purchased the original version few days before adding the extended version.
One of the best gangster films ever made
First of all, this is not a Martin Scorsese film, like another person mentions in their review. It's a Sergio Leone film, who was best known for his spaghetti westerns starring Clint Eastwood. This film runs long at nearly 4 hours but it is an epic film that covers a long span of time. DeNiro and Woods are great and the cinematography and music (by the legendary Ennio Morricone) are second to none. Though not quite on par with The Godfather films, this film should still not be missed by anyone who can appreciate a solid, gangster period piece.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2013
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