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Gangs Of New York (2002)



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5 out of 10 Modern Classic
KIM from Louth, 21 Jul 2008
This is one of my all time favourite films; from the opening battle right to the bittersweet end, I love this film. DiCaprio is brilliant as ever, and Day Lewis as Bill The Butcher gives me the shivers every time I see it. A tyrant you can't help but respect. Inspired me to learn more about that time in New York. The soundtrack is just awesome, and the passing of time in the last few minutes, with U2's theme playing, still brings a tear. One to watch again and again
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3 out of 10 Tries hard but...
Peter from Dublin, 24 Aug 2010
In part excellent but very flawed. The usually reliable Leonardo DiCaprio is out of his depth and portrays the usual ham-Irish sentiment offered by Hollywood. Daniel Day Lewis is imperious as De Niro actalike Bill the Butcher. Good turn from John C Reilly too. A valiant effort charting the rise and fall of gang warfare and the cultural divide of the emerging New York city. Unfortunately it falls short with it's leading couple and the scope of the story.
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3 out of 10 Gangs of New York
Marguerite from Cork, 08 Sep 2008
Interesting to see the world of New York way back & how their life was - rather different to present day......
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4.5 out of 10 Great Watch
Bridget from Carlow, 07 May 2009
I really enkoyed this film and for once the Irish accents are not so bad!!
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1 out of 10 Poor
Sean from Cork, 12 Feb 2009
Very poor, couldn't wait for it to finish
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In 1860's lower Manhattan, the Five Points section is a dark, teeming corner of the city known for vice and chaos. Into this frontier of lawlessness arrives the young Irish American, Amsterdam Vallon. Amsterdam is the orphaned son of the slain Priest Vallon--once chief warrior of the Dead Rabbits gang that rallied the Irish immigrants of the Five Points. After 16 years in a "House of Refuge," Amsterdam has returned to the Five Points to hunt down his father's killer. His...

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