Gangs of New York

Lists: Drama, Crime / Heist, Historical, Epic, Revenge, Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009

Brief Synopsis: "1863. America was born in the streets. In this movie, we see Amsterdam Vallon returning to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin Bill the Butcher who murdered his father years ago. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area."

Overall Ranking: 529 (Rank from 2002: # 11)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 42.86%
Regular 57.14%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Brandon H100
David Baruffi97
Morgan On Media97(full review)
Jim Carrier92
Tim The Film Guy92(full review)
Sir M Hayes XIV90
Bryan Lienesch82 - What stops it from being truly great are a few peculiar and unfortunate directorial choices. Given the simpleness of the times, you can't help but to feel that the film, at times, is overproduced.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80
Thomas Pollock80
Sober Film Critic James Brown80(full review)
That Movie Guy Dion Wyn Hughes78(full review)
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman65 - Not as bad as some say but still one of Scorsese's lesser films.
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People Involved

  • Leonardo DiCaprio (Amsterdam Vallon)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (Bill The Butcher Cutting)
  • Cameron Diaz (Jenny Everdeane)
  • Liam Neeson (Priest Vallon)
  • Brendan Gleeson (Monk McGinn)
  • John C. Reilly (Happy Jack)
  • Jim Broadbent (William Tweed)
  • Roger Ashton-Griffiths (P.T. Barnum)
  • Gary McCormack (Stick)
  • David Hemmings (Mr. Schermerhorn)
  • Martin Scorsese (House Owner)
  • Larry Gilliard Jr. (Jimmy Spoils)
  • Richard Graham (Harvey - Card Player)
  • Michael Byrne (Horace Greeley)
  • Martin Scorsese (Director)