Martin Scorsese is regarded as one of the best directors ever and I think he definitely deserves this honor. He started his illustrious career with this flick which already more than 40 years ago. Honestly, even though I really enjoyed it, I don't think it is really a masterpiece, especially if you compare it to his numerous classics ('Raging Bull', 'Taxi driver', ''Goodfellas',...). Eventually, I must admit I thought it was a little bit boring at times and it is pretty obvious that Scorsese was still learning. Still, you can already recognize his touch and the whole thing definitely had some mesmerizing qualities. To conclude, even though it is honestly nothing really mind-blowing, it remains an interesting directing debut and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you're interested in Scorsese's work.