Samir Junejo’s review published on Letterboxd:
There’s no doubt that that this is the best gangster movie ever made. There might be better movies made about gangsters but this is the best movie to show you why the life of a gangster is so appealing. It shows us why the gangster life was a life that a kid could aspire to.
It’s a perfect blend of subject matter and filmmaking. There’s so much energy, it’s fast-paced, exciting, and never boring. All the same reasons for why a kid wanted to become a part of the mob.
It also doesn’t glamorize the life of a gangster. It does in some scenes but by the end it depicts the life as essentially a drug. It’s something that you get addicted to and once you get addicted anything less than a high is depressing. Mundanity becomes the devil.