A Bronx Tale Synopsis
Bus driver's (Robert De Niro) son (Lillo Brancato) looks up to mob boss (Chazz Palminteri) in 1960s.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
A Bronx Tale is a joy, a film that comes unerringly from someone's heart and experience, and not from a power lunch of agents with clients...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A Bronx Tale is a very funny movie sometimes, and very touching at other times. It is filled with life and colorful characters and great...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
He lacks Scorsese's raw inventiveness, but there's no denying De Niro's skill in keeping this pungent street epic brimming over with action...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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Yet this surprisingly lyrical movie more than satisfies overall. De Niro, who has a rare eye for detail and nuance, shows himself at ease...
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88

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Instead of ladling on the Scorsese sauce, Robert De Niro's Bronx accent is on semisweet nostalgia. He presents a domestic drama spiced with...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
De Niro successfully varies the tone, keeping it light and playful at times, dark and somber at others. A Bronx Tale is his triumph, and a...
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80

Empire

By Angie Errigo
Surprisingly sentimental by turns, this emerges not as just another gangster initiation movie, but as a story of father and son love with...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
On the whole, A Bronx Tale is an impressive work and it's easy to see why De Niro connected with Palminteri's story.
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75

TV Guide

A Bronx Tale tries to cover too much ground; racial conflict, family drama, first love, the lure of the gangster life, and the joys and...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Set in the 1960s, Robert De Niro's directorial debut is a work of vitality and flair. [22 Oct 1993, p.58]
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"A Bronx Tale" is a story of wasted talent and doing the right thing.

By Dominic LeRose
It's sad when wasted talent is used on someone and their future disappears. Many people get caught up with power, fame, or joy that they loose their sense of humanity and logic. "A Bronx Tale"...

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