Once Upon a Time in America Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 225

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 284

Theatrical Release Date: 06/01/1984

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/30/2014

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Sergio Leone

Actors: Robert De Niro, Tuesday Weld, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Plot: Noodles, a Jewish gangster, returns to his stomping grounds where he tries to forget the past and the tragic events that occurred.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 12/18/2011

One of Sergio Leone's forays outside of the world of Westerns results in a haunting and sprawling portrait of innocence lost, set in the world of early 1900's gangland. The film is engaging throughout, despite being nearly four hours long, anchored by another great performance from Robert De Niro.

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SIngli6 - wrote on 03/30/2011

Operatic and rich in period detail, Sergio Leone's farewell to the world of cinema could not possibly have been more grand.

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philly22 - wrote on 09/15/2007

Long and haunting film. What an experience. WAY better than The Godfather. If they are even comparable. Morricone's score is absolutely one of the best scores I've heard. MASTERPIECE.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 05/21/2012

Sergio Leone's epic tale of the life of a group of slum kids turned gangsters is certainly not for those looking for a cinematic quick fix; it weighs in at over 3 and a half hours. But I must say it did not drag, although I think it could have been a much better film with some serious trimming. The meat of the story, set in the years when the friends had become established gangsters were excellent, but it dwelt on their childhood escapades for far too long and the scenes set in the modern day were overly soapy and melodramatic. My other problem is in it's depiction of women. Without exception, every female character was either a hooker or a rape victim or both. It's certainly worthwhile, especially for the central section, but as a depiction of a criminal dynasty, The Godfather reigns …

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