GANGS OF NEW YORK (Theatrical Release USA 2002)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

Gangs of New York—Martin Scorsese’s 168 minutes of gore, nudity, violence, revenge, rapine, and ruin—sets itself in 1850s New York. It’s a western on the east coast like you haven’t seen before nor will be likely to experience again. The story, outstanding on every level, does not invite the faint-of-heart viewer due to its exceptionally realistic violence. The film serves as a history lesson on gangs and their corruption while serving as a reminder that life remains the same throughout time. Great acting by Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, John C. Rielly, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, Brendan Gleeson, and Liam Neeson.

Storyline

Protestants wage war against Irish Catholics in New York slums.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Martin Scorsese for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Maurizio Grimaldi, Michael Hausman, Barbara Phillips Marco, Michael Ovitz, Bob Weinstein, and Rick Yorn for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio), Bill Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis), Jenny Everdeane (Cameron Diaz), William Tweed (Jim Broadbent), Happy Jack Mulraney (John C. Reilly), Johnny Sirocco (Henry Thomas), Priest Vallon (Liam Neeson), Walter McGinn (Brendan Gleeson), McGloin (Gary Lewis), and Shang (Stephen Graham).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a good history piece.

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