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Mean Streets

drama, thrillers


Robert De Niro stars in Martin Scorsese's drama of young men coming to manhood by the code of New York's Little Italy. A harrowing, intense, and grueling dramatic experience -- brilliantly acted and directed.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    98%
  • Audience Score
    85%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    98%
    reviews counted: 13
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  • Audience

    85%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: "Mean Streets" is more than a rambunctious time capsule of Italian American experience, it is groundbreaking film that announces the career of a truly original voice in world cinema.

- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Monday, June 28, 2010

Fresh: "Mean Streets" is more than a rambunctious time capsule of Italian American experience, it is groundbreaking film that announces the career of a truly original voice in world cinema.

- Cole Smithey, Daily Radar, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: The acting and editing have such an original, tumultuous force that the picture is completely gripping.

- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Monday, March 31, 2008

Audience Reviews

4 stars

For one of Scorcese's first, its one of his finest. The acting was great and the cinematography was raw. There is a certain feel that most Scorcese dramas have where the mood is never uplifting and the ending is uncertain. This is one of those Scorcese films.

- paulkoh110, Saturday, October 20, 2012

4 stars

Scorsese shows us early in his career that he is someone you can count on. Exellent begin of a awesome future. Very solid movie. A lot of very good performances. But Harvey Keitel is just wonderful.

- TheGame90, Tuesday, November 29, 2011

4 stars

Scorsese's first masterpiece, DeNiro in his first great role.

- fb1664868775, Friday, October 28, 2011