Once Upon A Time In America
This has to be one of the worst American Gangster Movies ever made!
According to Total Film, Once Upon A Time In America, is “An epic, operatic gangster film, Sergio Leone’s masterpiece deserves mention in the same breath as The Godfather”. Well, maybe, but, only if in the same breath one is declaring “unlike the Godfather, Once Upon A Time In America is pants!”
C and I endured 220 minutes of a plot which we lost from the very first tunes of “Yesterday”, over-explicit and over-lengthy rape scenes, and, very bad ageing effects, in the hope that it would just get better. It did not.
Though beautifully filmed, everything about this film from the score, its Disneyesque title, to the acting was bad, bad, bad. The DVD, which we foolishly purchased upon recommendation of Total Film and because De Niro was in it, now sits on a shelf together with “American Gangster” ready for Ebay or the next Car Boot Sale.
It was the lowpoint of an otherwise enjoyable weekend.
Go back to making Spaghetti Westerns Leone and Morricone. Two Golden Globes nominations, I ask you!?!
Once Upon A Time in America and American Gangster have to be the worst two films of the genre…..or do you know otherwise?
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