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dhollseed -> A good film... (18/8/2007 1:48:27 AM)

...can get a bit tiresome but if you have a spare 4 hours worth a go. De Niro is fairly restrained, Woods is engaging.




bobbyperu -> (23/10/2007 8:55:36 AM)

i dont know if its Leones best - its certanily up there




bobbyperu -> (23/10/2007 8:55:36 AM)

i dont know if its Leones best - its certanily up there




daxpieters -> Once upon a time in America (19/1/2008 10:11:10 PM)

The most epical movie ever. Beautiful storytelling and backrounds. You actually get sucked up in the film, because it really delivers. It takes you a while to fully see it, but it is worth it. There are some movies that are a must see, and this one has to be on the top five of this list. No Oscar wins or nominations, but who cares! One of the best crime movies around, together with The Godfather Part 1 and 2.




DJ Funktris -> The greatest (14/2/2008 4:51:42 PM)

this is, without a doubt, the greatest film i have ever seen and most probably will ever see.




wiseguy7 -> (22/5/2009 9:26:42 AM)

An enigma of a film, Leone's epic is gripping and realistic




vermin101 -> (13/9/2009 5:23:55 AM)

Despite running nearly 4 hours long, Leone's homage to gangster films is a richly rewarding experience that offers unprecedented insights into the roots of crime and the power of friendship




vermin101 -> (13/9/2009 5:23:57 AM)

Despite running nearly 4 hours long, Leone's homage to gangster films is a richly rewarding experience that offers unprecedented insights into the roots of crime and the power of friendship




gzus -> Once upon a Time... (4/4/2010 4:25:20 PM)

If you ever have a spare 4 hours or so then Once Upon A Time... is definitely worth a look with it's lavish costume, period settings, outstanding performances and stunning Morricone score. It's not until afterwards when you start to think back that you realise the possibility that everything that happened after the 1930's could have been dreamt by noodles (De Niro) in the opium den. However, we can forgive Leone for being so deceptive because there are many other questions that arise that are left unanswered.

It's a wonderful slice of 1930's New York Jewish history in an essence, almost psycological thriller at its finale but feels most at home playing a superior gangster movie at best with a cameo from reliable Joe Pesci. What's also interesting is Noodles' relationship with Deborah beginning with teenage mischief and culminating in what appears to be a drawn- out rape scene. Years later when they meet again the scene in the theatre climaxes with Noodles seeing Max's son (played by the same actor who played the young Max) appearing into focus like a strange portal into the past.

In one, it's simply beautiful, with densely layered narrative and story and iconic scenes and landscapes with a hypnotic soundtrack that can leave you mesmerized.




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