Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz
Director: Martin Scorsese
Running Time: 167 mins
Gangs Of New York is an American film about the brutal gang culture in New York City in the late 19th century, and the story of one man who tries to avenge his father’s death, by finding and killing the man who killed his father decades ago.
This film is LONG. I think it’s the longest film that I’ve seen all year so far, and I do feel as if some parts were a little unnecessary, and it could have been cut down a little, perhaps.
However, I thought that the story was fantastic, it was gripping throughout, and although it took a while to set up, it was intriguing, and by the finale, the atmosphere in the film was so tense that I was biting my nails while on the edge of my seat.
The actors in this film were all very good too. Leonardo DiCaprio was great, Cameron Diaz played her character very well, and although I’m not his biggest fan, Daniel Day-Lewis played the brutal gang leader strongly too.
Overall, I really enjoyed this film, and although it starts slowly, it is definitely one of the most exciting stories that I have seen in a film this year, so I’ll give it an 8.1.