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This truly is a Scorsese ripoff/retread in the worst ways imaginable, i.e. Russell runs his own stylistic trappings into the ground and parrots Scorsese (misunderstands what make those films work/flow) and makes it come off like messy reboot/remake/whatever of far superior work in Goodfellas and Casino. I genuinely feel bad for certain performers like Adams and Renner, they deserve better writing and direction.
Also everything about this is far too stagey and programmatic, which easily grows tiresome, especially over a…
Saw the incredible B&W Black & Chrome release of the film. They are really kinda two films and I like both in their differences. It really does show off tho that Miller's film is such a great work of bravura visual storytelling. This version I hope to write about more in the future.