If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member advertisement The Gangs of New York R - 7. Martin Scorsese film, set in New York City between and when Manhattan gangs of native-born and newly arrived New Yorkers battled each other for turf. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a young man out to avenge his father's death, Cameron Diaz is the pickpocket who helps him, and Daniel Day-Lewis is the gangster responsible. It all takes place amid the crooked cops and corrupt politicians of the Tammany Hall era. Also with Liam Neeson and Henry Thomas. In one scene many women in corsets, with their breasts exposed, are shown kissing men, some men fondle the women, and a woman kisses another woman's shoulder. One man has sex with a woman she's lying back on a table with her leg lifted and he's thrusting.
Skip to Content. Movie shows extreme prejudice and hatred Irish immigrants faced from "natives": white Americans born in the United States who believed the Irish immigrants were taking their jobs away. Explores the less-than-noble ways in which the Union Army drafted Irish immigrants just off the boat to fight the Civil War.
An extremely unpopular draft is created that preys on the poor immigrants. It is not an American History film, but a revisionist political treatment that attacks faith, attacks God and attacks America. This movie reaches new lows in blood letting. The tone of the movie is set in the first five minutes as the nine-year-old Amsterdam is given a medallion of Michael and blessed by his father. Soon they move through the bowels of an abandoned brewery, a bizarre wooden structure that is a dark combination of a church, condominium, brothel, and catacombs, as they prepare to battle against an enemy.