ARegularJoe’s review published on Letterboxd:
One of the most emotionally absorbing crime films i have ever seen, Once Upon a Time in America is a film that should be at the 4-hour mark. It expresses a profound statement about friendship and betrayal. It holds powerhouse performances from it's cast, especially from Robert De Niro, and James Woods. It beautifully directed, with stunning camerawork. And the soundtrack is one of my all time favorites.
In a strange sense, this is "The Godfather" of the 1980s.