The Many Saints of Newark – Movie Review
Director: Alan Taylor
Writer: Lawrence Konner (Screenplay)
- Alessandro Nivola (American Hustle)
- Leslie Odon Jr (One Night in Miami)
- Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead)
- Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring)
- Corey Stoll (Ant-Man)
Plot: Witness the making of Tony Soprano. The story that reveals the humanity behind Tony’s struggles and the influence his family – especially his uncle, Dickie Moltisanti – had over him becoming the most iconic mob boss of all time.
Runtime: 2 Hours
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Many Saints of Newark starts when we meet a teenage Tony Soprano who witnesses his father Johnny (Bernthal) journey in Newark. Under the control of Dickie Moltisanti (Nivola), he gets to see who has the power within the gangs. This sees how things get out of control and how ruthless days are in the environment.
Verdict on The Many Saints of Newark
The Many Saints of Newark is a prequel to the highly popular TV series The Sopranos. If you don’t know the show, certain things don’t make as much sense as they could. As well as the story relies on you knowing more before entering the world.
This does end up feeling like a planned prequel hoping to capture the magic of the original. It ends up falling flatter than most gangster movies and doesn’t do enough.
Final Thoughts – The Many Saints of Newark is a flat prequel.