Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Epic tale of a group of Jewish gangsters in New York, from childhood, through their glory years during prohibition, and their meeting again 35 years later. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki

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Once Upon a Time in America torrent reviews

Jane L (us) wrote: 4.5 stars More complex than I expected. Good acting, beautiful scenery, not a clich romantic comedy. Well written.

Sergel C (fr) wrote: For better and for worse, Messengers 2: The Scarecrow is - dare I say it - corny.

Tamatai N (nl) wrote: A pretty nifty independant horror/gore film. It's easy to cast a film like this off as trash - it looks like it was made entirely on a handicam and the plot makes no real sense whatsoever - but to enjoy something like this is to take it for what it is: A nonsensical gore-fest (and, holy crap, there's a ton of gore!) from the film-making underground that will appeal to anyone wanting some brainless carnage. Fun stuff!

Heather M (es) wrote: While Drew's epic career failure and suicidal phase are clumsily handled and start the film off on a really shallow note, Elizabethtown develops into a surprisingly warm, southern family reunion which while not hugely engaging remains quiety enjoyable.Like the plot, Bloom's performance starts on a stutter but as his character slowly finds a place among his southern relatives, so does Bloom find his place in this film. The eccentric Claire is treated as a crazy voice of conscience that is there for no real reason but accepted nonetheless and that (just about) works for this film. The supporting cast help to hold the whole show up and allow it to finally find its feet.Not an Oscar contender by ANY stretch of the imagination but if you want a cheap flick on a rainy day with cloudy but warm messages of love, family and figuring out what's important, this film should tick that box.

Tim W (mx) wrote: Based on true story, can you believe that? Lets build a snowman!

Vishal B (kr) wrote: simply awesome..amitabh gave one of his best performance so far..

Edith N (mx) wrote: They Should Call This Johnny Deformed! I tried to post this last night; I think Firefox is having problems. Which is annoying, especially in that I didn't like switching my use of this site or Hotmail (which is also acting up) away from Opera in the first place. (Edited still further to add that rebooting worked, so thank Gods for small favours.) I read the book once, a long time ago. I didn't get as into it as Bart Simpson did, but it was pretty good. Unfortunately, my reading of it came many years after my first viewing of the movie, and I only read it once, whereas I've seen the movie over and over. Actually, I do now know a difference between the two, because someone on IMDB complained about it; how dare a major character get killed? That's a sad ending, and I don't like sad endings! On the other hand, the message is that, one way or another, you're going to have to stand up for your rights, and that isn't always fun and easy. Oh, there are lots of ways to stand up for yours--and other people's. However, since we are talking about the American Revolution, here, it would be odd if no one Our Hero knew got killed. Our Hero is, obviously, Johnny Tremain (Hal Stalmaster). He is an apprentice silversmith for old Ephraim Lapham (Will Wright), and one day, Jonathan Lyte (Sebastian Cabot) comes in with a piece to repaired, a piece that had originally been made by Lapham. He breaks the Sabbath to fix it before the Monday deadline Lyte has set them, and while they're working,the constable comes by and might see them breaking them. Johnny accidentally puts his hand down in a pool of molten silver, scarring it horribly and making it unusable. Johnny, it turns out, is Lyte's nephew, and he ends up going to Lyte with an identical cup to the one he was to fix, one that his mother had given him when she died to tell him that he should go to Lyte if it seemed God Himself had turned His back on Johnny. Johnny then ends up working for the [i]Boston Observer[/i] after Lyte has him arrested and tried for theft. Upstairs in the printing shop are meetings of the Sons of Liberty, and Johnny and Rab Silsbee (a very young "Dick" Beymer) help them out. Johnny and Rab, as well as Lapham's granddaughter, Priscilla (Luana Patten), get caught up in every Revolutionary event to happen in Boston up to Lexington and Concord. I don't know if this is just an American thing, but we like this kind of story. One feels that, if the story continued, Johnny would end up in Philadelphia for the Declaration and maybe even the Constitution. It's the "observer to history" thing that we're so fond of. I suspect it's at least part of why [i]Forrest Gump[/i] is so popular, the more so if you add in simple-minded philosophy. Actually, in this, Johnny himself doesn't really seem to have a philosophy. "Liberty?" he seems to think. "Hey, I like liberty! Let's go." Well, and also, they're willing to give him a job. They're scarce on the ground for boys with one hand unusable. Oh, and they got Johnny out of prison. Yes, all right, he does eventually choose the Revolution over a cushy life as Lyte's heir. On the other hand, I wouldn't've had anything to do with Lyte after the whole false accusation thing, either. This is not high art. It's Disney history. I will note that he here resists the temptation to make most of the British actively evil. Oh, of course, Lyte pretty much is. It seems obvious, in fact, that Lyte knows Johnny to be his nephew and doesn't want to admit it. It's the only logical explanation for the lie he tells about the cup's having been stolen from him. As I recall, Johnny's mother ran away to get married to someone poor, someone of whom the family disapproved. So Lyte's pretty evil. On the other hand, the British commander isn't trying to destroy the Evil Rebels. He's just doing his job. He's following the orders issued by King and kingdom. The Americans may not like those orders. Heck, he himself doesn't seem to thrilled with them. On the other hand, he's a soldier. You know, you can't blame Disney for some of the iffy history in this. As Fraser points out in [i]Due South[/i], Paul Revere didn't complete that ride, and it's only from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that we get the idea of his lone and successful ride. (He did succeed at the first leg, but others completed it.) He's also the one to have put the lamps in that church in the first place. As for the Boston Tea Party . . . well, true and false. True in that, while some--not all--were disguised as "Indians," it wasn't because they thought anyone would actually think they were. True in that they did no damage to the ships themselves--and there were three of them--and that they sent a new lock the next day to replace one that had been broken open when the captain wouldn't turn over the necessary key. On the other hand, I've read that Boston citizens retrieved what tea they could and took it home. After all, the problem was the tax, not the tea.

Robert L (ag) wrote: Mind bending to say the least. Brilliant performance by Robin Wright. Interesting commentary on the overuse of antidepressants in our society. In this world eventually everyone lives in a perpetual hallucination where "ego doesn't exist". The world becomes whatever you want it to be. Of course reality is slightly less idyllic. The film is well done, but the plot is a bit confusing (or possibly just ambiguous). Hang on with both hands.

Nick K (es) wrote: Embarrassment humour that gets uncomfortable rather than funny

Lee R (gb) wrote: "I guess that would make them nun-jas"

Jon A (kr) wrote: Underappreciated WW2 tale. Possibly overstateing the impact of the PT boats but certainly acknowledging the bravery of those involved. Duke does what he does, in army uniform instead of Cowboy hat, and the good guys eventually prevail.