We can see almost everything about Scorsese's movie in this picture: marginal characters, rock n roll and blues in the soundtrack, the edition, simple stories about human feelings, italian culture's references, his love for American Cinema. I loved and enjoyed to watch this, it's awesome for a beginning. The 'The doors' scene is spectacular.
Highly underrated. If peope want to get into the films of Martin Scorsese, they should first start with this film. The motifs and hallmarks of Scorsese's work is apparent such as Catholic guilt, machismo, juxtaposition of violence with popular music and Italian-American identity.
Scorsese's debut is a roughly made but well-acted story that contains the many themes and images he would later cultivate. Rarely does a directorial debut do so well despite the forced-on fantasy scene.
Very neat to see Scorsese's style coming through in this first feature. A lot of imperfections that show his learning process, but also make the film more interesting. His talent and technique are extremely evident, maybe more so here than in his later films..
“Everybody should like westerns. It would solve everybody’s problems if they’d like westerns”
An incredible debut and the most underrated film in Martin Scorsese's filmography. Criminally under-seen.
I agree with the below. this film is a masterpiece and should be seen by ever Scorsese fan. a beautiful film about purity and sin