Once Upon a Time in America ★★★★★

An ambitious (in some ways over-ambitious) work, Leone's epic gets better on every viewing. What initially appears to be terrible flaws are either forgiven or turn out to somehow work after all. The worst exception is McGovern, odd one out in a great cast. Most of the scenes taking place in 1923 are perfection, and E.M.'s score is one of my favorites of all time. The narrative is brilliantly constructed, with us navigating Noodles' past, ending up sharing his memories and regrets. A masterpiece.

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