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The Many Saints of Newark (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Even as its storytelling chafes at the edges of its cinematic constraints, The Many Saints of Newark proves The Sopranos' allure is still powerful.

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Young Anthony Soprano is growing up in one of the most tumultuous eras in Newark's history, 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 impressionable nephew will help make the teenager into the all-powerful mob boss we'll later come to know: Tony Soprano.

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No doubt devotees of the series will have different opinions as to the value of this backstory, but seen in isolation, as an intense and sometimes violent story of a dysfunctional family, the film is richly rewarding in its own right.

November 12, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Newcomers to the Soprano saga will have no difficulty tuning in. The narrative soon begins to take on the classic lines of authentic tragedy.

November 3, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The movie was, to borrow an image from the "Pine Barrens" episode, like sucking ketchup packets.

October 15, 2021 | Full Review…

I walked out of the theatre wishing for a limited TV series rather than a movie. Although The Many Saints of Newark offers an alluring glimpse into Tony Soprano's birth under a bad sign, it never shows the blue moon in the mobster's eyes.

October 15, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

All of this is done well enough (although the late '60s and early '70s costuming feels a bit exaggerated, too on the nose) but it's certainly not enough to elevate this film to the level of The Sopranos.

October 7, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

As becomes almost immediately clear, there was no real reason for the movie to have been made, no inspiration for it that was not commercial.

October 7, 2021 | Full Review…

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