Mean Streets

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Brief Synopsis: "Mean Streets is the pioneering artistic film from director Martin Scorseses. With it’s experimental ease this gangster film documented the rules and rights structure and laws of the Italian-American small time criminal ambiance from 1960’s New York."

Overall Ranking: 287 (Rank from 1973: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
David Baruffi97(full review)
3Guys Scotty85(full review)
Dan O'Neill85 - Mean Streets is highly original with great acting, a wild soundtrack, and a beautiful setting, but feels a bit too rushed and not all that there with its message.
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Thomas Pollock80

People Involved

  • Harvey Keitel (Charlie Cappa)
  • Robert De Niro (John Johnny Boy Civello)
  • David Proval (Tony DeVienazo)
  • Amy Robinson (Teresa Ronchelli)
  • Richard Romanus (Michael Longo)
  • Cesare Danova (Giovanni Cappa)
  • Victor Argo (Mario (as Vic Argo))
  • George Memmoli (Joey Clams Scala)
  • Lenny Scaletta (Jimmy)
  • Jeannie Bell (Diane)
  • Martin Scorsese (Director)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Scorsese and DeNiro Round 1