March 01, 2015
Gatos gives this slow burn of a film a shot of caffeine. De Niro's Johnny Boy cannon remains loose, and even with extensive cuts, there's enough left to tell that Charlie (Keitel) is having issues being in the family business. Which brings me to a recommendation: Scorsese should bring Gatos into his family business. Imagine a besuited Gatos making his rounds with the neighborhood editors and trying to keep situations from, you know, getting out of hand.