Mean Streets (1973)

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You don't make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets...

Directed By Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese Starring Robert De Niro Robert De Niro  •  Harvey Keitel Harvey Keitel  •  David Proval David Proval  •  Amy Robinson Amy Robinson  •  Richard Romanus Richard Romanus Genres Coming-of-Age  •  Crime Drama  •  Crime  •  Drama  •  Gangster Film  •  New Hollywood  •  Urban Drama Studios &
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Release Info 1973-10-14T00:00:00Z October 14, 1973
Color  •  112 minutes R Rated R
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Comments (5)

 
Caesar

Caesar on 6/12/2013 Reply  · 

Martin Scorsese is a great director but, man, Mean Streets is an overrated film.

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jakesnake21

jakesnake21 on 5/24/2015 Reply  · 

underrated Scorsese film.

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Zebula77

Zebula77 on 11/23/2016 Reply  · 

Strong performances by everybody here, and you can see some of the directorial stylings that would resurface in Taxi Driver, but this is a lesser Scorcese film. 6/10

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hambone88

hambone88 on 1/10/2020 Reply  · 

I had to look up if this was a student film or not. It’s kind of a jumbled mess with good performances from De Niro and Keitel.

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Batboy3000

Batboy3000 on 8/12/2022 Reply  · 

I wasn't expecting much from this movie after having already seen Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, The Departed, Casino, The Irishman, and many other Scorsese movies, but this movie deserves more recognition. The presentation still holds up. The camera work and editing set the stage for his future movies, and the soundtrack is perfect. Its IMDB rating of 7.2 is shockingly low for such a classic. I'd give it at least an 8/10.

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