#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The future is set for Tony and Michael – owning a neighbourhood bar and making deals in the mean streets of New York city’s Little Italy. For Charlie, the future is less clearly defined. A small-time hood, he works for his uncle, making collections and reclaiming bad debts. He’s probably too nice to succeed. In love with a woman his uncle disapproves of (because of her epilepsy) and a friend of her cousin, Johnny Boy, a near psychotic whose trouble-making threatens them all – he can’t reconcile opposing values. A failed attempt to escape (to Brooklyn) moves them all a step closer to a bitter, almost preordained future.
Plot: A small-time hood must choose from among love, friendship and the chance to rise within the mob.
Smart Tags: #italian_american #epilepsy #bar #close_up_of_breasts #catholic_guilt #female_nudity #exotic_dancer #sex #new_york #money #gangster #friendship #street_gang #party #religion #stripper #national_film_registry #pistol #gun #handgun #burial_ground
|7.2/10 Votes: 100,671|
|7.2 Votes: 1422 Popularity: 11.308|
Is he worth the bother?
I was never clear at just why Harvey Keitel was putting himself out on a limb for Robert DeNiro in Mean Streets. Sure he’s taken with DeNiro’s cousin Amy Robinson still I’m not sure he was worth the effort.
Keitel is a small time hood in Manhattan’s Little Italy who’s not really into it. DeNiro is another small time hood but he’s completely and psychotically out of control. He’s borrowed a few grand from local loan shark Robert Romanus and Romanus wants his money. Now during the climax scene DeNiro does ask a relevant question, why after he has borrowed and stiffed everyone in the neighborhood would you lend him any money?
In fact Keitel is all that’s standing between DeNiro and gangster retribution. Is it all worth it even for Amy Robinson who is an epileptic and for some reason Keitel’s uncle Cesare Danova thinks that disqualifies her as a potential bride.
The story is a bit muddled but the characters especially Keitel and DeNiro are unforgettable. Mean Streets made the career of both of them and of director Martin Scorsese. Keitel has become a valued character player and DeNiro a star with an astonishing variety of roles. In fact next to John Ford/John Wayne, Martin Scorsese/Robert DeNiro is probably the most successful director/player combination in film history.
This must have been a labor of love since Martin Scorsese grew up in Little Italy grown a lot smaller since he was a kid there. No doubt Keitel, DeNiro and the rest are drawn from characters he knew. His mom Catherine Scorsese also makes an appearance as she does in many of her son’s works.
I don’t think Mean Streets ranks up there with Casino, The Departed, The Aviator and Goodfellas, but it’s an interesting work.
A look at life in NY
‘Mean Streets’, the earliest Scorsese film people have heard of, is the result of an on-form film maker, telling a personal story.
One thing to immediately note about ‘Mean Streets’ is the performance of our two leads, Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro, both looking young and are full of energy. They deliver the goods, big time. They are both so watchable and make up at least half of the movie’s appeal. In fact, ‘Mean Streets’ is an inherently watchable movie overall, helped by some fine dialogue and Scorsese’s trademark energetic and involving camera-work. The main draw is the antics of the characters and their relationships rather than a high-stakes narrative. Dramatic things happen but don’t relate intrinsically to the central plot: that of De Niro’s character Johnny Boy, his debts to clubs, bars and old pals along with his long-suffering buddy Charlie (Keitel).
In comparison to other Scorsese films (which is inevitably going to happen if this is not your first Scorsese), it is very low on scale and as mentioned before, low on stakes. This is no gangster epic or psychological portrait but simply a 2 hour window into the streets of New York. It is certainly worth watching.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Martin Scorsese
Writer Martin Scorsese (screenplay), Mardik Martin (screenplay), Martin Scorsese (story)
Actors Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval, Amy Robinson
Awards 5 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company Taplin – Perry – Scorsese Productions
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision R 200
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,065 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm