Mean Streets

Mean Streets ★★★★★

Mean Streets is a landmark movie for an assortment of reasons not least because of the usage of rock music on its soundtrack. Co-written by Martin Scorsese and Mardik Martin, and directed by Scorsese, who shot the film with similar rejections of traditional filmmaking conventions comparable to the French New Wave, this is one of the outstanding films from one of the most electrifying and audacious decades of American cinema. 

The performances are all exceptional with Harvey Keitel exceedingly terrific in the role of Charlie Cappa, a pseudo-religious man questioning his belief in the world he has been born into while endeavouring to deliver redemption for his friend Johnny Boy (Robert De Niro). Mean Streets embodies all the characteristics of Scorsese's excellence in their rawest configuration.

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