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Scorsese's 'Gangs of New York' Opens, 25 Years Later

Director Martin Scorsese spent 25 years making the film Gangs of New York, a story of murder and revenge set against a lavish recreation of 1860s Manhattan. Daniel Day Lewis, Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio star. Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan offers a review.

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Kenneth Turan is the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition, as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has been a staff writer for the Washington Post and TV Guide, and served as the Times' book review editor.