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Gangs Of New York (2 Discs) (5.1/DTS)

Featuring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis & Cameron Diaz

Format: DVD | Rating: 18 years & over

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  America for the Americans

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Early America and wars on the streets, yanks taking on anyone who wishes to step foot on their land. It's a simple story to follow but it's filled with great writing. Revenge is a dish best served cold as some of the characters in this story will discover. Despite some dodgy accents, the acting is first rate. Daniel Day Lewis proves once again he is on the best actors in history with his portrayal of Bill the Butcher, he is a brutal and ruthless man who yet seems to have morals. Scorsese's directing has taken a turn in this one, it's a different look but it seems to work. Overall, this is a fantastic movie, very enjoyable and well worth the almost 3 hour viewing time.

  Epic For The Big Screen...

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*Based on the book, Gangs of New York starts in New York during 1863. The film shows the harsh reality of the origins of America. Amsterdam Vallon (De Caprio) teams up with his fathers killer Bill the Butcher (Day Lewis) and plots revenge.
*This film really is an Epic made for the big screen. There's a fascinating story and some great action, albeit quite harsh at times. *However, there are a few flaws. Im not entirely sure if the right characters played the major roles. Other Scorsese films feel a little edgier whereas Gangs of New York is a Hollywood Blockbuster!
*Overall it is a magnificent film well worth watching.

  Good but Flawed

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When Martin Scorsese the director of Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Casino, and Taxi Driver says that he is making his Dream Movie, then understandably a fans expectations are gonna be pretty high.
Unfortunately, as with most Hyped Up things, you are let down.
Gangs of New York is an epic movie and is a good watch, but is not a All Time Great movie.
Overall the film is okay, with a interesting story, but one that sometimes threatens to implode on itself.
I dread to imagine it without the Stunning Award Winning Central Performance by Daniel Day Lewis., who is the most watchable thing in the whole enterprise.
The film gets an extra Star on my review simply based on that performance.
I'm a big Leonardo Di Caprio fan, and he has made some truly great movies with and without Scorsese since Gangs of New York, but he is just plain average in this movie. Cameron Diaz is in my opinion miscast in her role.
One to watch and judge for yourself

  Worst film I have ever seen

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The most pointless waste of time - builds up and up to something and then falls flat. Just plain dull and far too long a film

  Great - one of the best films of all time

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WOW!!!!! Well what can I say about this film? It's just great in every way possible, great cast which act fantastic in the film. A great story that's easy to understand and follow. Some great fighting scene's with some good effects. This movie has the best soundtrack in a film ever, every song and instrumental is great. Everyone should see this.

One very small thing that I got confused about is they got a british actor to be leader of an all American gang, which I didn't quite understand, but Daniel Day-Lewis is a great actor.

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  Must see film

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Great acting and gripping film, despite the lengthy dialougue. Also great action scenes and an intresting story line which is vital for a film this long.

  poor

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I was really looking forward to this film,as i'm a big fan of martin scorcese and leo di caprio.But i was so disappointed in this effort.It's mind numbingly long and boring.The only decent thing about it is the fight scenes.

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  the dogs

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what a film is just great from start to finnish but i have to say if you have a short attention then its not for you because it does go on for awhile but if you love your films its worth every minute i have watched it like 3 or 4 times and gets better everytime