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1001 Movies Club - Mean Streets (1973)
#564. Mean Streets (1973)
Why It's In The Book: "Martin Scorsese's breakthrough movie was an instand declaration of the themes he's been elaborating ever since and of his showy talent... The intense, interior, earnest, [considerate] Charlie and the explosive, free-associating, impulsive smart-ass Johnny Boy (first seen bombing a mailbox) are key characters in 1970s cinema, establishing personae the stars would explore in a run of outstanding work for Scorsese and others... Scorsese's unparalleled record collection plays on the soundtrack." -1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Klaus Ming - 10/10
"The film is noteworthy in just about every respect of its production, including direction, performance, screenplay and soundtrack – all of which are beautifully combined to produce one of the finest films of the 1970s."
Adolytsi - 7/10
"Someone delving into this expecting a professional film is misinterpreting the timeline that this film was made on; as incongruous as it can be to believe that Martin Scorsese was once an amateur at filmmaking, what Mean Streets ultimately ends up being is all the proof you need that, yes, we all do start off as kids before we grow into adults."
Doug Tilley - 7/10
"Propelled by a dynamite soundtrack and a collection of unforgettable scenes - the pool hall fight is classic - Mean Streets provided a template that Scorsese would return to throughout his career."
alfindeol - 6/10
"People who don't pay bookies get shot in the neck."
Movie Guy Steve - 6/10
"Mean Streets is an interesting effort, if one that isn’t completely successful all the way through."
Squish - 6/10
"Looking through Scorcese's filmography is like climbing a steady slope of films that become ever more popular than the last as one follows his career... But youth doesn't mean grace, and, if you'll allow me to continue with the climbing analogy, watching Mean Streets feels more like a warm-up than a work-out."