Gangs of New York

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Brilliant but intense Scorsese drama has graphic violence.

R 2002 167 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 12 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 14 reviews

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age 13+

GREAT

Violence 5/5 Sex 4.5/5 Language 3.5/5 Drinking/Drugs/Smoking 2/5
age 15+

honestly the most intense Scorsese flick I've seen in a while

If you thought goodfellas, casino, and the departed were really violent, this one is even worse, especially during the end where it's a full scale riot, a knock down drag out brawl, and a brutal massacre that had me thinking JEEZ LAWEEZ lol. anyway, Gangs Of New York is a great movie full of intense action, emotion, and great performances from everyone

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