This movie just SO didn’t work for me. Overall, I didn’t get the Big Point Scorcese was trying to make, Daniel Day Lewis was too over-the-top for me, and the costuming (while interesting) was very much theatrical. The only bit I really liked was when Cameron Diaz’s lower class character dresses up respectably in order to rob upper class homes, as she actually wears a pretty accurate outfit. Otherwise it’s long, there’s a lot of meat cleavers in people’s heads, etc. etc.
yes it’s a brutal film, and long. But I confess, I love a man in plaid…..
…and having researched early gangs in NYC, they were very theatrical in their costumes. Very over the top, so it worked for me.
I like this film so much! If you need someone to volunteer to do a plot summary and provide screen caps for a full review one day, I volunteer to be that person 🙋🏻♀️