The Many Saints of Newark

The Many Saints of Newark

By Alan Taylor

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2021-10-01
  • Advisory Rating: 15
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Director: Alan Taylor
  • Production Company: New Line Cinema
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 13.99
6.544/10
6.544
From 431 Ratings

Description

“The Many Saints of Newark” is the much‐anticipated feature film prequel to the groundbreaking, award‐winning HBO drama series The Sopranos. Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in the explosive era of the Newark’s riots, becoming a man just as rival gangsters begin to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city. Caught up in the changing times is the uncle he idolizes, Dickie Moltisanti, who struggles to manage both his professional and personal responsibilities—and whose influence over his nephew will help make the impressionable teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we’ll later come to know: Tony Soprano.

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Reviews

  • Enjoyable

    4
    By bwiancohen
    I bought this not really expecting much but I found it to be good. It’s not a bad film at all and I enjoyed seeing the younger versions of the characters. Definitely better than people are saying.
  • Excellent and fantastic acting

    5
    By Ghost challengers
    This was a real tribute to the show and Michael did his dad proud Richard Case
  • Disappointed

    2
    By 5ft2lew
    As a huge fan of the Sopranos. I was very disappointed, so many many unanswered questions with no where enough links to the series.
  • It’s a struggle

    2
    By Markon957
    It’s tough going, trying to keep interested in a film that’s pedestrian at best.
  • Average

    2
    By Rightist he
    I know the tv series well but this film seems to lack the same pace or energy or interest as the original series.
  • Great companion to the TV series

    4
    By dinx23
    It’s an almost impossible responsibility to bring a satisfying two-hour movie from a brilliant seven-series TV show, so went in to this with some caution. I think David Simon just about did it, although watching this without an almost Wikipedia Sopranos knowledge must be quite a challenging experience. I loved all the references and the subtle character-driven reveals (i.e. Christopher’s Oedipal complex) but it does require a little patience and attention. Personally, I’m looking forward to watching this again, a bit like the TV series. I’ve dropped a star as, to me, it lost momentum around the one hour and forty minutes mark and the ending was a little disappointing (but that may be because I didn’t want it to end).
  • A disappointment

    2
    By Tomg12345
    Wafer thin script and very little character development. Felt like a massively missed opportunity trying to fit in all the various Sopranos characters, which came across like a bunch of poor imitations. The random moments of directed VO over various sections felt like a confused Scorsese rip off. Very disappointed as I’m a huge Sopranos fan. Wait for this to come to Netflix.
  • A stain on The Sopranos legacy

    1
    By Biggles6t9
    Absolute rubbish. You won’t care about any of the characters in this plotless, ambling and pointless car crash of a ‘movie’. What a waste of source material. It could have been great. If only I could award half or zero stars…
  • It’s a hard watch

    1
    By Jgrr1
    I was disappointed esp as this is the prequel to the Sorprano series. We see the history and the made guys of the past, the story feels like a pilot and I find it weak. At best this “film” should be series 1 Episode 1 hopefully a part 2 would have more direction and a solid story. Don’t let Tony go out like that.
  • Very tv like film.

    2
    By carefulsquid
    The film is ok at best. It feels like a pilot episode for a series. The story is a bit thin. It’s, average. There isn’t much to say really. Doesn’t really fit with the tv series it could have been any story with the names.

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