Based on 3109 votes and 78 reviews.
It is a great film and portrays the period in historic accuracy
Director Martin Scorsese took a three year absense from Hollywood after making BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, and roared back with this spectacular film depicting just how brutal it was in the streets of 19th century New York. The direction is fabulous, the cinematography is wonderful and Daniel Day-Lewis`s performance was awe-inspiring. The film had a tremendous supporting cast of people like Leo Di Caprio, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent, Brendan Gleeson, Henry Thomas, John C. Reilly and Liam Neeson to go with it. And this is in no way as grotesque as the critics were saying, believe you me, this is coming from a 15-year-old kid, it just depicts what
AWESOME! Those who thought it was bad: are you 7 years old? can you not sit through a good movie?
the movie was very long and could of been done in a shorter time. I really liked the music, it really went with what was going on. I will buy the soundtrack but not the movie!
It should have been about 45 mins shorter. It just drug on too long.
i can`t believe that this is a martin scorsese film. i gave it 2 stars ONLY because of daniel day lewis` outstanding performance. otherwise it wouldn`t even be worthy is 1/2 a star.
I find the movie very real and actual. Although it takes place in 19th century New York live then as it is now continues in its essence fighting over the same issues "going to war in the name of God", the story of mankind. It is a strong movie with crude scenes and a strong message. The final shot of the cemetery were the tombs of The Butcher and The Priest are shown in the foreground with the Twin Towers standing in the background sums up the message of the movie. It is a movie that should make you think and gives you a better perspective for how the world is unraviling at this time.
Another excuse for American film makers to surpass themselves in gruesomeness and grotesquery. As if we need that to get the picture... On the other hand, a great performance playing the vilain; it takes talent to trigger hate and understanding simultaneoulsy!
The fight at the beggining of the movie was coll but then it slowly became a long boring movie with a poorly thought out plot and bad ending