• Gangs of New York (2002)

Gangs of New York

Release Date: December 20th, 2002

DVD Release Date: July 1st, 2003

R |2 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young Irish immigrant released from prison. He returns to the Five Points seeking revenge against his father's killer, William Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis), a powerful anti-immigrant gang leader. He knows that revenge can only be attained by infiltrating Cutting's inner circle. Amsterdam's journey becomes a fight for personal survival and to find a place for the Irish people in 1860's New York.

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, Cameron Diaz, Liam Neeson, Jim Broadbent, John C. Reilly, Henry Thomas, Brendan Gleeson

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Miramax

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Gritty , Murder , Revenge , New York City , Rivalry , Dark ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

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

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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

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Awards

Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Anthony Asquith Award for Achievement in Film Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Sound
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Winner Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Make Up and Hair
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Costume Design
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2003)