Well audiences seem split on this one. Grand scale story telling, occasionally mis-jointed but I enjoyed it. Daniel Day-Lewis hammed up Bill the Butcher but not so much that it wasn’t believable, the rest of cast were good, although no-one else really stood out. I DID expect more from Scorcese, but it was well handled with some good showpiece scenes, possibly took on too much in the story and I think that’s where it falls down. Never seems sure whether to concentrate on the characters or the back drop stories of abolition and the draft riots.
Reading time: < 1 min