Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America ★★★★★

A fantastic movie in pretty much every way, but my main gripe with it was how it kind of came off as sexist. Now, I can’t really speak for all of the people who’ve seen this movie when I call this movie sexist, but it’s just that, to me, the women in this movie were portrayed in a very objectifying manner. I feel like the argument against this might be how this movie takes place during a period in America’s history where women weren’t as respected as men, and that it features characters who are evil, misogynystic, murderous people, so just because a movie’s about misogynists, that doesn’t mean that the movie itself is misogynystic. Still, this is one of the best movies I’ve seen, and it’s definitely better than my previous favorite mobster movie, GoodFellas, but they could’ve toned the sexism down just a bit.

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