Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
Gangs of New York is something better than perfect: It's thrillingly alive. Read full review
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. Read full review
Everything is vast and hugely ambitious in Martin Scorsese's magisterial, scrambled historical epic. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
Rips up the postcards of American history and reassembles them into a violent, blood-soaked story of our bare-knuckled past. Read full review
Throbs with an ambition that sends it soaring, then brings it down. Read full review
The movie turns choppy in the final third, but it is a monumental achievement nonetheless. Read full review
Lacks one thing -- an epic grandeur. Read full review
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. Read full review
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