Easily, one of the worst gangster films I've ever seen.
First of all, I'm not really a fan of gangster movies, so I never particularly cared for any of them, mainly because they're all the same, and your like sitting there for over an hour watching blokes who think they're better and superior to everyone else, and who in their right mind would want to watch that? Gangster films are very boring to be honest. They're not 'manly' or 'tough', instead they're just silly, unoriginal and just all the same. And since at the current time I'm writing this review, I have yet to see The Godfather, but I'm pretty sure it's vastly overrated, but is doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad film. I'll just have to see...
But this specific film, well, what a waste of time. Apparently it was exciting, dramatic and just utterly brilliant, well I disagree totally. The acting was mediocre at best. There was no interesting plot and just the whole thing was an utter mess. This has got to be one of the worst 'gangster' films ever made.
More than half of it was about nothing, occasionally unnecessary and unexplained fights between these supposed "gangsters", when it was more like watching a bunch of school boys in a playground. What a load of rubbish. We then have parts focusing on this (I think, as I'd already lost focus because of it's tediousness) Mexican woman and her stone hard nipples, after that was out of the way, we then had Keitel and De Niro being typical 'Little Italy' rebels. Boring. Oh, and the end...boring and just stupid as hell. I'm sure Scorsese is a good director, but he should only get praise when he deserves it. And honestly, his films are not that great, so Scorsese fans, stop making him pretentious as well as boring, not a good mix. As far as I'm concerned, nothing barley happens in Scorsese's films. Nothing interesting and appealing, anyway. Not a good sign...
I'll say it once again: This is a bad gangster film, it's a waste of time, boring and just ridiculous. The whole film is just appalling really.
The only thing you may want to watch for is to see De Niro's naff 70's haircut. Otherwise, just avoid it basically.