I already saw this movie but since it was a while back and since I had it on DVD , I was quite eager to check it out again. First of all, Martin Scorsese is regarded as one of the best directors ever, I think he definitely deserves this honor and I always been a big fan of his work. He started his illustrious career with this flick which he made already more than 40 years ago. To be honest, even though I thought it was a decent watch, I don't think it was really a masterpiece, especially if you would compare it to his numerous classics such as 'Raging Bull', 'Taxi driver' and ''Goodfellas'. Eventually, it was slightly boring at times and it is pretty obvious that Scorsese was still learning his skills. I mean, the characters really felt genuine but they were not really fascinating. Still, you could already recognize his touch and the whole thing definitely had some mesmerizing qualities. I wonder if Scorsese had been inspired by the French New Wave and I'm not surprised that John Cassavetes liked this movie. Anyway, to conclude, even though it was honestly nothing really mind-blowing, it was still an interesting directing debut and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you're interested in Scorsese's work.