Gangs of New York [Blu-ray]
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Gangs of New York may achieve greatness with the passage of time. Mixed reviews were inevitable for a production this grand (and this troubled behind the scenes), but it's as distinguished as any of director Martin Scorsese's more celebrated New York stories. From its astonishing 1846 prologue to the city's infernal draft riots of 1863, the film aspires to erase the decorum of textbooks and chronicle 19th-century New York as a cauldron of street warfare. The hostility is embodied in a tale of primal vengeance between Irish American son Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his father's ruthless killer and "Nativist" gang leader Bill "the Butcher" Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis, brutally inspired), so named for his lethal talent with knives. Vallon's vengeance is only marginally compelling; DiCaprio is arguably miscast, and Cameron Diaz (as Vallon's pickpocket lover) is adrift in a film with little use for women. Despite these weaknesses, Scorsese's mastery blossoms in his expert melding of personal and political trajectories; this is American history written in blood, unflinching, authentic, and utterly spectacular. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to the DVD edition.
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not sure how accurate it is historically,or if things really looked the
way they do in the movie.i still liked the look of it.to me,it seems a
lot of work went into the whole production and it shows.Daniel Day
Lewis is astonishing(nothing new for him).Leonardo DiCaprio was also
good.Cameron Diaz was not bad,but she didn't really impress me all that
much.her character wasn't as substantial as it could have been.like in
many movie,there's a good supporting cast.the movie is brutally
violent,which is probably an accurate depiction of that time.it is over
two and a half hours long,but it doesn't feel like it.i found myself
becoming very quickly and easily involved in the story,a sign of a good
movie.i wouldn't call it a masterpiece,but it is a very good movie.for
me,Gangs of New York is a 4/5
He is basically showing the other side of the civil war: how could the north be united if even New York wasn't united? There wasn't a general agreement about going to war, and the soldiers didn't volunteer to draft, they didn't have a choice. Yet, it doesn't make the war less tragic or less heroic.
I think he's also trying to show us the other side of America: America represents Democracy, Freedom, Equality, Justice, and yet, in this movie, it represents it as the exact opposite. It shows Violent, unequality, forced draffting and no justice. Americaof this movie is corrupted, ignorant, selfish and opressing, and yet, it's ok. A country can't be perfect, all the countries have skeletons in their closet, it just seems that America or the Americans had forgotten the dark sides of their past, and without admitting the truth, one shall never be free.
It's irellevant how historical this movie really is, because it is not telling us about history, it's telling us about America today, and how it remembers. In the end of the movie the hero said "As If We Were Never Here", and that is the essence of the movie- America rathers to forget the darker sides of it's past, and this movie is a remindment.
As for the story, acting and everything else in the film, it's a superb undertaking and achievement to see such an old New York at it's beginning, with Scorsese's usual directing. Cameron Diaz also is very much out of her element here, playing dramatic character with a nice consistency and believability. DiCaprio's character is mostly under-played, with an ever-present rage and desire for vengeance, but nothing is that easy in the world, and Scorsese makes sure most of my expectations were met and then some.
This is the remastered version, which holds a much better transfer than the former edition, so if you have money to put on this title, this is the version to get, since it still holds every single special feature from the former edition.
One of my favorite Martin Scorsese pictures, Gangs of New York never outstays its welcome even if it lasts 167 minutes... my advice? Get it :)
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Arrived on time and undamaged... Great movie I can watch over and over againPublished 1 month ago by Rob Curtis
Wonderful movie. Action, drama it has it all. I loved it Glad I bought it to watch over and over again .Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Saw this movie when it first came out; wanted to see it again. Daniel Day-Lewis is extraordinary as is Leonardo DiCaprio. Read morePublished 5 months ago by bettiefraser
Best movie for a movie night with friends has a little bit of something for everyone!Published 6 months ago by Ashley
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