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Once Upon a Time in America
Genre: Crime / Drama
Director(s): Sergio Leone
Release Date: 17 February 1984
Movie rating: 8.4
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What is the movie Once Upon a Time in America about?
Released in 1984 and directed by the famous Italian “Spaghetti western” director Sergio Leone, “Once Upon a Time in America” is an epic tale about a group of Jewish gangsters in New York and their subsequent rise to the “top of the scum”. It is told from the perspective of its lead character David “Noodles” Aaronson (Robert De Niro), a retired gangster who returns to his old Lower Manhattan borough after more than three decades, and where he is forced to face the demons of his troubled past. A series of unusual events leads Noodles to a shocking discovery about the past he though long gone and buried. Due to its original run time of four and a half hours, the film fell prey to the tampering of the studio afraid that such a long run time would gravely affect the ticket sales. The run time of the US theatrical release was cut down to a little over two hours, and it was met with mixed critical reception. However, the restored original version has received nearly universal praise from critics, with many of them considering it Leone’s finest work, as well as one of the best gangster movies ever made. Boasting an impressive ensemble cast and a gorgeous soundtrack by another spaghetti western legend Ennio Morricone, nowadays it is considered one of the classics of cinema in general.
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Graham Jones @ 05-Aug-2014 11:03 Report a spam

It's hard to judge this masterpiece when thinking about Coppola and Scorsese's more well known gangster flicks or even to compare it to Leone's earlier westerns. It's unlike any other of his films as far pacing, energy etc. On the other hand, it is a truly epic, amazing look at the life of two individuals. The detail and deepness to the story is great.

Henning @ 31-Jul-2014 10:55 Report a spam

I can easily say that the movie “Once upon a time in America” is a legendary one, as this is the pure truth, it is not worse than such movies as “Goodfellas” or the “Godfather”. The plot is interesting and captivating, and the performance of the actors is simply awesome! Especially the actor who performed the main role, he looks very brutal and handsome, i guess after performing in this movie the next day Robert de Niro woke up being a star. I watched this movie a few times already and i still can’t get enough of it! It has a captivating story that has happened in twenties in America. It is about a few guys who were friends since their childhood and dreamed of becoming millionaires. They grew up being the kings of the criminal world, and of course they got this status due to the things they cannot be proud of. But no matter what they managed to stay best friends, until the moment when fate has played its cruel joke with them. Well i will not reveal the entire plot of the movie as i want it to be interesting for you!

Joord @ 31-Jul-2014 06:38 Report a spam

Once in America - truly is a movie that became the classics of the world’s genre, and i can say that it is really well deserved! There are not that many movies that you can watch and rewatch, especially considering the fact that it lasts almost four hours. The subject of the movie is very real! If someone ever read books about gangsters they will be able to understand the main idea of the movie. Because the story in it is not a science fiction. There are some tragic moments in it, as well as the ones full of joy or romance. In general i can say that it discovers properly the side of the criminal world of those times- times when gangsters were ruling the world.
The performing crew lead by such a legend as Robert de Niro were simply amazing! The performed their roles just perfect! And the music in the movie was great as well! The clothes of the heroes, the place of filming everything was perfect! I don’t simply recommend this movie, i insist that everyone should watch it!

Impi @ 30-Jul-2014 21:01 Report a spam

This movie is special due to performance in it of some very interesting heroes, it is well filmed and demands the sympathy of its viewers. That is the normal things for the movie. And there is no doubt in the fact that it was filmed being up for any person in the world. The difficult life of children ( and not only children) in those times, how everything has started, and to what things brought. The handsome Robert de Niro- is a real handsome man, and i noticed that there is no movie about mob where he wouldn’t be present. His not very criminal face for some reason was just perfect for this movie. There is something about him that is enjoyed not only by movie producers but by everyone. If being honest i can say that this is a movie for watching it once, and only in about ten years another time. And that’s it, i don’t need it requires you to watch it more, as there will be nothing new to discover in it. But still it is a must to see it, and to enjoy it at the top of possibilities.

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