• Mean Streets (1973)

Mean Streets

Release Date: October 14th, 1973

DVD Release Date: August 25th, 1998

R |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

A slice of street life in Little Italy among lower echelon Mafiosos, unbalanced punks, and petty criminals. A small-time hood gets in over his head with a vicious loan shark. In an attempt to free himself from the dangers of his debt, he gets help from a friend who is also involved in criminal activities.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Richard Romanus, Amy Robinson, David Proval, Cesare Danova, Victor Argo, George Memmoli

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Taplin - Perry - Scorsese Productions

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Rise, Dark, Forbidden love, 1970s, Escape, New York City, Friend, Gritty, Bar, Fall, Death

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets isn’t so much a gangster movie as a perceptive, sympathetic, finally tragic story about how it is to grow up in a gangster environment. show more

  • 100
    Peter BradshawThe Guardian

    The movie's blazing energy is still astounding; the vérité street-scenes are terrific and Scorsese's pioneering use of popular music is genuinely thrilling. show more

  • 100
    Empire

    Terrific. Top shelf talent at the top of their game, working immediately before they would change Hollywood. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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