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For me, the sad fact of the matter is that Gangs of New York was the best big budget film of 2002.

Gangs of New York is a gross misrepresentation of history.

Daniel Day-Lewis made Gangs of New York the entertaining epic it is.

Gangs of New York begins moderately, proceeds similarly and ends spectacularly.
Scorsese later tried to get Gangs of New York into production in the mid-1980s with as Amsterdam and as Bill Cutting, but this never came to pass after began production in 1987. In 1999, Scorsese and Cocks completed a revised draft of the script, and the film went into production in 2000. Having worked with Leonardo DiCaprio in , De Niro recommended the young actor for the part of Amsterdam.

We saw Gangs of New York on New Year's Day with few expectations.

No Scorcese picture is without merits and interest, but Gangs Of New York is a failed masterpiece.
Two Weeks Notice - an instantly forgettable romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock - has earned twice the money that Gangs of New York has.

 

Gangs of New York is a lesson in filmmaking of epic proportions.

Calling the movie Gangs of New York a "fantastic" epic adventure would be an overstatement.
In 1850, New York City recorded more than 200 gang wars fought largely by youth gangs. As early as 1839, Mayor declared: "This city is infested by gangs of hardened wretches" who "patrol the streets making nights hideous and insulting all who are not strong enough to defend themselves." The large gang fight depicted in the film as occurring in 1846 is fictional, though there was one between the and in the Five Points on July 4, 1857, which is not mentioned in the film.

Put simply, Gangs of New York does for America's draft riots what Saving Private Ryan did for WWII.
Reviews of the eventual release in 2002 were generally positive — the review aggregating website reporting 74% of the 196 reviews that they tallied were favorable. The RT Critical Consensus reads, "Though flawed, the sprawling, messy Gangs of New York is redeemed by impressive production design and Day-Lewis's electrifying performance."


I thought that the Gangs of New York was an absolutely brillant film.

In 1850, New York City recorded more than 200 gang wars fought largely by youth gangs. As early as 1839, Mayor declared: "This city is infested by gangs of hardened wretches" who "patrol the streets making night hideous and insulting all who are not strong enough to defend themselves." The large gang fight depicted in the film as occurring in 1846 is fictional, though there was one between the Bowery Boys and Dead Rabbits in the Five Points on July 4, 1857, which is not mentioned in the film.

Gangs of New York (Film) - TV Tropes

In order to create the sets that Scorsese envisioned, the production was filmed at the large Cinecittà Studio in , . recreated over a mile of mid-nineteenth century New York buildings, consisting of a five-block area of , including the Five Points slum, a section of the waterfront including two full-sized sailing ships, a thirty-building stretch of lower , a patrician mansion, and replicas of Tammany Hall, a church, a saloon, a Chinese theater, and a gambling casino. For the Five Points, Ferretti recreated 's painting of the area.

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Reviews of the eventual release in 2002 were generally positive — the review aggregating website reporting 76% of the 184 reviews that they tallied were favorable. The RT Critical Consensus reads, "Though flawed, the sprawling, messy Gangs of New York is redeemed by impressive production design and Day-Lewis's electrifying performance."

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Gangs Of New York sets two standards, on one side we have a fantastic looking film that portrays what life was like in 1860s New York as well as providing an insight into what gang culture was all about at that time.