Once Upon a Time in America ★★★★½

"Age can wither me, Noodles. We're both getting old. All that we have left now are our memories."

A truly great blend of gangsters, westerns, and coming of age. I really appreciated the themes and how it was willing to show the more dark side of the mafia.

Full of beautiful cinematography, great music and editing; I never really felt like any of the FOUR HOURS dragged. I can't imagine watching the two hour cut that apparently exists?? You would be missing so much character development.

Like The Deer Hunter I could see this being raised to a 5 as time passes. One of the best gangster movies I've seen and a great way to start off the year!

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