One of the most meticulously directed films of all time. Every shot, every edit, every movement, every line of dialogue. There isn't a moment where you feel like Scorsese doesn't have firm grasp of everything he's doing. He takes a tale literally as old as cinema and rejuvenates with an energy you don't find even in films by young directors. Though not my favorite Scorsese, this is where his craft is at it's apex.