Gangs of New York
OK, but far from Scorsese's Best
Scorsese does best with gritty crime drama and the elements of seediness and dark human nature that exist here are the film's highlights. When the film tries to take on social and historical issues, the film gets a little muddy (think Age of Innocence) and that takes away from the visual and thematic power of the film. Daniel Day-Lewis, it should be said, is, as always, masterful in creating a scary and unique villain.