Gangs of New York Synopsis
A man (Leonardo DiCaprio) vows vengeance on the gangster (Daniel Day-Lewis) who killed his father.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Gangs of New York is something better than perfect: It's thrillingly alive.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A magnificent throwback to an almost vanished era of epic filmmaking by great filmmakers in thrall to their own passions, rather than to...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Everything is vast and hugely ambitious in Martin Scorsese's magisterial, scrambled historical epic.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Scorsese and his team of Grade A talents are working on an operatic scale here, and like many operas, this is long, overwrought, sprawling,...
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
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...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Rips up the postcards of American history and reassembles them into a violent, blood-soaked story of our bare-knuckled past.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Throbs with an ambition that sends it soaring, then brings it down.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The movie turns choppy in the final third, but it is a monumental achievement nonetheless.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Lacks one thing -- an epic grandeur.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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...
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Great acting, great lines, great scnes.

By Scoot M16
This movie was great, it had drama, action, humor, language, and Daniel Day- Lewis murdering people left and right. Great movie....

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Rated R | For Language, Intense Strong Violence, Nudity and Sexuality
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