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Gangs of New York

(DVD - 2003)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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In 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon. After a bloody clash Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father.

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2002. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis and Cameron Diaz.


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Dec 26, 2013

Gangs of New York ---- (DVD - 2003) This show is not for the young to watch! It does have a Historical value. ---- Enjoy! 3 1/2 Stars. ---- RichardPaul (Finished 12-25-2013)

Jul 04, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

There's a scene in Martin Scorsese's 'Gangs of New York's where Daniel Day-Lewis's character Bill "the Butcher" Cutting is presented a dead rabbit, which is a declaration of war by his enemy Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio), and during the scene he gives this look, this horrific death stare that gives me chills everytime I see it, it was at this point in the film where I knew Gangs of New York would be an amazing film. New York in 1862, specifically in the Five Points where the film takes place is as much a character as the players themsleves, it's bleak shadows and filthy streets reflect the inherent danger when America was in it's adolescence. War between rival gangs and draft riots took the lives of thousands. In a way Gangs of New York gives an in your face look at just the time when the right values and morality where put in place. Like the tagline says, "America was born in the streets."

Apr 16, 2013

More like a ferocious medieval folk tale than Scorsese's usual look into modern gangster culture, this packs a lot of actual historical information into an epic recreation of the birth of New York City's (and the US's) history of violence. That 5-Points set is worth the price of admission. (Walk down to Columbus Park in Chinatown today and try not to be moved!) Stir that up with probably the most incredible role ever played by the great Daniel Day Lewis as the historically inspired Bill the Butcher..........WOOPSADAISY!

Jan 02, 2013

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Dec 14, 2012
  • jean2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Chaos, anarchy, violence, prejudice, fiction.

Apr 16, 2012
  • ausnos rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This film reeks of epicness! Erin go Bragh!

Oct 26, 2011
  • Kritter408 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best movies I have seen thus far! Acting is amazing by all the characters and Day-Lewis outshines himself in thus one. A MUST SEE MOVIE

Apr 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The acting in this movie ranges from great to good. Daniel Day-Lewis is wonderful as The Butcher. And DiCaprio does a fantastic job as Amsterdam. This movie is very long and drawn out, but I very much enjoyed this film. I would recommend everyone see this movie at least once.

lms
Feb 07, 2010
  • lms rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Not even Daniel Day-Lewis can make this movie great. He was better and more nuanced as a brute in There Will Be Blood. Here the script, the plot and setting are a big, mushy mess. Besides, who can take a serious period drama seriously with Cameron Diaz in it? Honestly.

Jan 23, 2008
  • reviewer rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Superb battle epic. Interesting dynamics between the main characters are beautifully acted.

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Apr 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

Apr 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Apr 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Apr 16, 2013

WOOPSADAISY!

Apr 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Amsterdam Vallon: If you get all of us together, we ain't got a gang, we've got an army.

Apr 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Boss Tweed: The appearance of law must be upheld, especially when it's being broken.

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Feb 16, 2015
  • BeardedMovieGuy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Greatly stylized gangsters story set in old new york. Grand in scale and ambition, Gangs Of New York looks beautiful in an ugly sort of way, but feels a little bloated as the story moves along. The acting is really great for the most part, but not all the characters accents hold up for the whole film. It has some of the camera work that Martin Scorsese is known for, but not all of his regular bag of tricks are used, and although he has done large scenes before with lots of people in them, this time most of the larger fight scenes looked very staged and many of the actors who are supposed to be selling the action just seemed to be going through the motions. Overall this is a really interesting film which takes a look at early New York history in a way never done before, but a long run time and pacing issues keeps this from being one of Scorsese's best.
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Apr 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

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Apr 11, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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