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Gangs of New York (2002)



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Martin Scorsese's sprawling epic about, well, the gangs of New York in the mid-1800s is a gorgeous visual spectacle. Besides the amazing reconstruction of 19th century New York, there is also a deliriously unhinged performance by Daniel Day-Lewis. Those two things alone make the movie worthwhile; unfortunately, the film never quite achieves the emotional impact it seems to be striving for.