The Many Saints of Newark

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The Many Saints of Newark

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Movie Title
THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK
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Plot Summary
In the late 1960's the mafia is in disarray all across New Jersey as a young Tony Soprano tries to figure out the whole game
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The Sopranos may be one of the greatest television series of all time. Personally, I wouldn't know. I watched the first three or four episodes and it didn't captivate me, so I gave it up after that. But I know that I am in the minority. That said, I went into this film knowing there would probably be a lot of nuance and Easter eggs that I would miss. Now that I've seen it, I'm positive I missed a lot.

The good news is the film stands on its own. I was able to follow along with the plot easily, I never felt like I was missing out on anything, nor was I confused about any plot points. But I'm sure that fans of the show would have gotten a lot more out of it than I did.

The one thing that disappointed me about this movie was the marketing. The movie really isn't about a young Tony Soprano. Yes, he is in it, but we don't get a lot of him. It's more about the generation before him doing their thing while a young Tony tries to just make it through school without getting kicked out. There isn't a lot that happens where one could say, "oh, that is the moment where his life changed." It feels more like a known fact that eventually he will grow up and join the family business.

I'm sure that if you are a fan of the show you will really enjoy this movie. It's done well and doesn't get too over the top. For non-fans, it may feel a bit slow at times and even a tad clunky, but overall it's a pretty decent flick.

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3.0
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3.0
Effects or Cinematography 
 
3.0
Plot 
 
3.0
Music 
 
3.0

Redwine's Review

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The Sopranos may be one of the greatest television series of all time. Personally, I wouldn't know. I watched the first three or four episodes and it didn't captivate me, so I gave it up after that. But I know that I am in the minority. That said, I went into this film knowing there would probably be a lot of nuance and Easter eggs that I would miss. Now that I've seen it, I'm positive I missed a lot.

The good news is the film stands on its own. I was able to follow along with the plot easily, I never felt like I was missing out on anything, nor was I confused about any plot points. But I'm sure that fans of the show would have gotten a lot more out of it than I did.

The one thing that disappointed me about this movie was the marketing. The movie really isn't about a young Tony Soprano. Yes, he is in it, but we don't get a lot of him. It's more about the generation before him doing their thing while a young Tony tries to just make it through school without getting kicked out. There isn't a lot that happens where one could say, "oh, that is the moment where his life changed." It feels more like a known fact that eventually he will grow up and join the family business.

I'm sure that if you are a fan of the show you will really enjoy this movie. It's done well and doesn't get too over the top. For non-fans, it may feel a bit slow at times and even a tad clunky, but overall it's a pretty decent flick.
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