#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The future is set for Tony and Michael — owning a neighborhood 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. In love with a woman of whom his uncle disapproves (due to her epilepsy) and a friend of her disturbed cousin, Johnny Boy, a near psychotic whose trouble-making threatens them all — Charlie just cannot 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.
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Very enjoyable film.
Martin Scorsese’s ‘Mean Streets’ has Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Harvey Keitel on the top of their game from early in their respective careers.
An often overlooked film, there is much to enjoy for anybody interested in the first collaboration between Scorsese and De Niro.
Make no mistake about it though – whilst De Niro is captivating in his role as Johnny, it is Harvey Keitel’s Charlie that holds the film together. De Niro disappears for lengthy periods. His character – a loudmouth who owes money to everybody left right and centre with no intention of paying it back – is all the better for it. You an tell they had a lot of fun filming this. There are also strong performances from supporting cast such as Richard Romanus as Michael.
With most great film makers the evidence is there in their early films and Scorsese is no different. There is some fantastic camera action going on here. There are also some well choreographed set pieces where everybody knows where they are meant to be at the precise second they need to be, all in one fluid shot with very few camera cuts or edits. The soundtrack and the lighting also really adds to the style and feel of this film.
This probably won’t be for everybody however. There is little story going on – just the everyday hustle of a few small time crooks. This is in many ways is the complete opposite of the style of ‘Goodfellas’ and ‘The Soprano’s’ and certainly nothing like ‘The Godfather’. The biggest concerns going on are small time loan sharking business and stolen goods. Ideas are picked up then discarded shortly after.
So, watch if you’re interested in seeing a master film maker at work with strong lead roles who would all go on to be part of some of the most important films of all time. See them before they became stars, in no small part due to this collaboration.
“I guess you could safely say that things haven’t gone so well tonight.”
I’d heard good things about Scorsese’s first film and there are some impressively positive reviews for the picture on the IMDb, but man, I can’t figure out the movie they were talking about. Things started out well enough when the movie kick started with the Ronettes’ ‘Be My Baby’, but then started going South with a sort of ‘day in the life’ sensibility that just meandered along with characters I came to care nothing about. Which is kind of ironic because Keitel and DeNiro both gave strong performances, although Keitel’s Charlie too often looked like he was beside himself in the presence of mobster Michael (Richard Romanus). Having seen more than my share of gangster flicks, I’d have to conclude that DeNiro’s Johnny Boy wasn’t written very realistically, since everyone knows you don’t mess with the Family’s money, and Johnny was messing with the Family’s money all over the place. The one time I really perked up was when Charlie said he was heading out to Greenwood Lake, which is two towns over from where I live. He also said what you see in my summary line above. I think he nailed it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Martin Scorsese
Writer Martin Scorsese, Mardik Martin
Actors Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, David Proval
Country United States
Awards 5 wins & 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
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