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The Many Saints of Newark (2021) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Some 14 years after one of the greatest TV shows of all time concluded (in a somewhat controversial style), creator David Chase returns to lay out the origins of Tony Soprano with the story of “Dickie” Moltisanti and the original Soprano crew. It was a huge risk to revisit what is considered by most to be hallowed ground but, for the most part, Chase and veteran Sopranos director Alan Taylor pull it off creating a tense, dense and layered origin story that feels like a natural extension of the TV show whilst still just about being it’s own thing.  If it has a fault it’s probably that there is too much here and I wonder if The Many Saints of Newark would have been better served as a limited run series where Chase could really have jumped under the hood of these characters, their motivations and, for some, their expected endings.  Special note to the cast who are all pitch perfect.  A worthy entry into The Sopranos cannon.

Best Bit: Paulie, Sil and Pussy…

Cinema, Stream, Avoid: Cinema

If You Liked this Try: The Sopranos (TV), Goodfellas, Scarface, The Godfather Part II

8 out of 10 stars


 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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