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Once Upon a Time in America
Once Upon a Time in America
8.7
/10
15,982 Ratings

ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA

Directed by Sergio Leone
United States, Italy, 1984
Crime, Drama

Synopsis

In 1968, David “Noodles” Aaronson returns to NYC, where he once had a career in the criminal underground. Most of his friends are gone, yet he feels his past is unresolved. The city makes him remember his childhood as a tough kid in a Jewish slum until his rise to bootlegger and then Mafia boss.

Synopsis

In 1968, David “Noodles” Aaronson returns to NYC, where he once had a career in the criminal underground. Most of his friends are gone, yet he feels his past is unresolved. The city makes him remember his childhood as a tough kid in a Jewish slum until his rise to bootlegger and then Mafia boss.

Our take

The final film by Sergio Leone finds the maestro audaciously and ambitiously going beyond his spaghetti western roots for a sprawling, multi-decade New York crime epic. Robert De Niro leads a production at once resplendent and gritty—a familiar setting given operatic majesty and force by Leone.