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You don't make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets...
A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Everyone has a favorite Scorsese. Goodfellas. Raging Bull. Taxi Driver. Casino. The Departed. The King of Comedy. Those are just a few examples of Scorsese's insanely influential take on cinema. And yet, I feel one is forgotten. Sure, It was arguably as influential as those later masterpieces, but this particular film feels left in the dust.
Mean Streets is that forgotten cinematic gem. This film is like the wild horse that Scorsese hadn't tamed just yet. Crazy, uncontrollable, fascinating. Mean Streets is the ultimate test film for the now master director. But, that doesn't mean it isn't good. Actually, It's my personal favorite of Scorsese's filmography, and I could argue until the end of time that its one of his…
Of all the character's in Martin Scorsese's first masterpiece Mean Streets, the most important is the streets of Little Italy. The streets are not mean, they are made mean by the greedy hoodlums that reside on such roads. De Niro steals the show as a debt-heavy, trigger-happy hoodlum Jonny Boy. Harvey Kietel's duty as a conflicted man between mob and religion is good too. Scorsese's use of familiar locations, color, and music work beautifully. It's a wonderful precursor to GoodFellas.
Maybe someday I will watch this and GoodFellas back-to-back. That wouldn't be bad.
EDIT: My grammar here blows. Oh well.
"You don't make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home. The rest is bullshit and you know it."
Any flaws that this film might have are all excusable. This is one of the early Martin Scorsese films and what a great one! In Mean Streets we see a raw Martin Scorsese and it's very interesting to identify his technical skills and trademarks even in a much more amateur way. And don't get me wrong when I say amateur, this film has a strong direction and it's a pretty good film! It's very interesting to see what this amazing director has improved through all this years.
This was also the beginning…
Out of all the Martin Scorsese films I've seen so far; this is the only one I didn't like.
Mean streets isn't one of my favourite Scorsese flicks but it still deserves four stars, my favourite thing about mean streets has to be the dialogue because even though its not one of Scorsese's best films its one of his best scripts.
I'm not sure why I've never seen this, but here I am watching Mean Streets for the first time.
The first half of the film is rather redundant in its narrative while also lacking a bit in the cinematography department. It's just a group of small-time thugs or such walking around Little Italy trying to collect money, or they owe money, or they talk about other people owing money - in short, every single person owes money to someone and, honestly, it's all rather boring.
But then something happens, there seems to be a dramatic shift in the film, not only in the narrative but also its execution, plus the performances. Everything suddenly ramps up, especially De Niro. De Niro…
I think this Scorsese kid may have a future in this directing thing.
Mean Streets could easily be described as Martin Scorsese's American Graffiti.
Well I seem to be on an excellent track record of good movies so far, with five films, five stars each (Drive, The Big Lebowski, Jaws, Requiem for a Dream and now Mean Streets) and each and every one of them deserves that rating. Martin Scorsese's Mean Streets, his raw directorial debut, follows a small time gangster in New York's Little Italy as he must decide between love and friendship or the chance to rise up in the mob.
Martin Scorsese is the King of the Gangster Movie and Mean Streets is a fantastic example of that. I was watching super late at night and the last time I watched something really late at night, it was The Departed, and…
Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring Harvey Keitel and Robert DeNiro.
Mean Streets offers great cinematography work, especially the locations which are captured quite magnificently. It remains a great dark-crime film. DeNiro and Keitel have given great performances. It must have been worth noticing the future role of Young Vito Corleone to be portrayed by Robert DeNiro in then 'The Godfather Part II'.
After only 20 minutes or so I was hurting for this thing to be over. I think I deserve an award for sticking it out through the remaining hour and a half. Mean Streets is just so bad. Robert DeNiro's character is one of the most annoying that I've ever had the displeasure of viewing. Plus, get a haircut, eh Bobby?
robert de niro stole my heart like 4 real
De Niro's Johnny Boy and Keitel's Charlie
In DEUTSCHER Synchro grausam und schlecht.
Still powerful early Scorsese film about small-town hoods in New York's Little Italy. Tension builds as violence is always simmering below the surface. Exceptional use of image, color, and sound. Strong cast with Keitel as a man living with violence who still feels the influence of religion and is protective of his unstable friend (a vivid DeNiro).
Deniro and Keitel give great performances, but its not enough to save this one.