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Martin Scorsese took a daring turn from the mean streets that made his reputation in the early 70s with New York, New York, his homage to the big-band era. And what a homage it is: the dazzling production design by Boris Leven continues to impress over the film's nearly three-hour length. And there's no denying the anthemic appeal of Kander and Ebb's title song, belted with winning bravado by costar Liza Minnelli in a show-stopping finale. But as valiantly as Minnelli and Robert De Niro try, they can't elevate the shaky plot beyond its two-dimensional construct. It purports to be a Star Is Born-like tragedy of colliding careers but too often it feels like inadvertently eavesdropping on a marriage counsellor's most truculent clients. (There are times you want someone--anyone--to slap Minnelli upside the head with a copy of Women WhoLove Too Much.) The film is for diehard Minnelli (or Scorsese) fans only. --Anne Hurley --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Scorsese was much too ambitious for the making of such a contrasting movie. By attempting to bring all things to all viewers, Scorsese fails to score a real hit. Read morePublished on Aug. 25 2013 by John W.H.D Jones
This product was delivered on time and the seller was great. As far as the movie is concerned, although it is a Scorsese film, remember, it's early Scorsese. Read morePublished on Sept. 22 2011 by Darryl Creeden
This movie is a trully underated musical. The poor script and imprudent editing are its only flaws. But the performances, the direction, the story,the costuming, the art direction,... Read morePublished on April 19 2004 by C. Bostick
It is time for "Martin Scorses" to go back to his original
4 hour plus of his film "New York, New York". Read more
When this movie first came out I was not even a thought. Being a die hard fan of Liza Minelli I was curious to see what this movie is about. Read morePublished on March 30 2001 by "belle_dejour43"
Martin Scorsese's 1977 film,"New York,New York" is perhaps a great tribute to the 1940's with excellent jazz music that do justice to a great film with two Oscar... Read morePublished on March 4 2001
A terrible movie whose only interest today is that it premiered the song "New York, New York". Read morePublished on Jan. 12 2001 by Ingles