“The Many Saints of Newark” sort of takes you back to when Anthony Soprano was growing up. Anthony grew up during the most tumultuous eras in Newark’s history. He became a man just as rival gangsters began to rise up and challenge the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the increasingly race-torn city. Caught up in this whirlwind time is Anthony’s uncle Dickie Moltisanti whom he idolized. Dickie Moltisanti struggled greatly to manage both his personal and professional responsibilities. The influence he has over his nephew will help make Anthony into the powerful mob boss that we all came to know as Tony Soprano. Basically, this is the prequel to “The Sopranos” that appeared on HBO for many years.
The movie is dark, unnerving and a bit pathetic. I found myself gasping at times at some of the scenes.
The movie is executed very well, but not that engaging or entertaining. The cast of characters is spot on!!
If you are a fan of the HBO Series “The Sopranos”, “The Many Saints of Newark” should not be missed.
“The Many Saints of Newark” is in theaters and also streaming on HBO MAX.
This is a 2 ½ Star Movie!!