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Based on 39 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Gangs of New York is something better than perfect: It's thrillingly alive. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Lacks one thing -- an epic grandeur. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    If Martin Scorsese's staggeringly ambitious one-of-a-kind finally has too many flaws to be great, it has as much greatness in it as any movie this year. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Throbs with an ambition that sends it soaring, then brings it down. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    An elaborately worked-over opus that's as tarted-up and artificial as Scorsese's '70s classic Mean Streets was gritty and real, Gangs of New York feels like a movie musical without the songs. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The movie turns choppy in the final third, but it is a monumental achievement nonetheless. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A magnificent throwback to an almost vanished era of epic filmmaking by great filmmakers in thrall to their own passions, rather than to the studio bookkeepers. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Rips up the postcards of American history and reassembles them into a violent, blood-soaked story of our bare-knuckled past. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Scorsese and his team of Grade A talents are working on an operatic scale here, and like many operas, this is long, overwrought, sprawling, and more than frequently brilliant. It also hits just enough discordant notes to keep it from greatness. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Each major character is complex, none more so than Bill. He's almost Shakespearean in scope. show more

  • September 27, 2013 af00000000166396
    Report This User

    Recently I was just planning to watch a good movie and was kept on searching on Internet. Somehow I managed to find "gangs of New York" on . A must watch movie with the bland of violence and view of old American gangs of five point distric

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