Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of Wasseypur (2015)

Towards the end of colonial India, Sahid Khan loots the British trains, impersonating the legendary Sultana Daku. Now outcast, Shahid becomes a worker at Ramadhir Singh's colliery, only to spur a revenge battle that passes on to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 16, 2015
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

It's a story about charismatic killers, men we love to hate, characters who are depraved, ennobled and finally doomed by their disregard for ordinary human decency and their devotion to an endless cycle of violent retribution.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

Even at this running time, the film dips into decades but doesn't dig deeply into lives.

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Danny Bowes
RogerEbert.com

One of the most ambitious gangster films ever made, and quite possibly one of the best.

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Martin Tsai
Los Angeles Times

Impressively, "Gangs of Wasseypur" manages its sprawling story lines deftly and maintains a brisk pace throughout its daunting length.

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Jim Brunzell III
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Kashyap's direction is ferocious and mesmerizing, deftly balancing hundreds of characters, story lines and bloodshed that never apologizes or slows down.

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Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine

But what makes Gangs one of the rare recent Indian mainstream movies to achieve crossover exposure is the way that it intersects with and echoes other international variants on gangster themes.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

A frequently spectacular achievement: five hours - and then some - of gliding camera moves, brutal action and dizzying revenge plotting, often set to a peppy pop music backbeat.

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

The storytelling is brisk and the language and violence are surprisingly frank for popular Indian cinema.

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Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine

This insane masterpiece shows the self-destructive properties of myth making and how they overlap with the downfall of a community damned from the beginning of time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
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A gangster flick that failed to click. With me, that is. Hope the sequel would be better, and more worthwhile than this not-so-engaging chaos. Not being a… More
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'Gangs of Wasseypur'. The vicious cycle of violence, ambition and love in this sprawling, masterfully told epic! What an end to the Sydney Film… More
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Anurag Kashyap's sprawling epic saga on three generations of a crime family in Bihar is filled with lots of awesome, twisted set-pieces topped up with… More