Once Upon a Time in America ()

directed by Sergio Leone
featuring Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams, Tuesday Weld

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Though some viewers might be put off by its length, graphic violence, and absence of likable characters, Sergio Leone's final film is also a cinematic masterpiece. Spanning four decades, the film tells the story of David "Noodles" Aaronson (Robert De Niro) and his Jewish pals, chronicling their childhoods on New York's Lower East Side in the 1920s, through their gangster careers in the 1930s, and culminating in Noodles' 1968 return to New York from self-imposed exile, at which time he learns the truth about the fate of his ...


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Peter H

Jul 3, 2011

majestic, must-see--but only in its entirety

Leone's masterpiece is majestic, gritty, captivating, riveting, beautifully written, filmed, scored and acted. I feel any film devotee should see it again and again. But: be sure you see it only in the 3hour plus version Leone intended. Bowdlerized versions were released in the US, cut further for tv and some cd releases. Don't go anywhere near them!

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