The Pope of Greenwich Village
The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)

Set on the streets of New York's Little Italy, this dramatic series of character studies chronicles the lives and relationships between a disparate pair of Italian American cousins. Both of them want to leave the poverty of ghetto life,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 8, 2001
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
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Never amounts to much.

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Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

A fantastic flick from stem to stern; Penn & Roberts are just flawless together.

Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Mickey Rourke at the height of his powers.

Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

A gangster story with an odd Horatio Alger point-of-view. It's nonsense, but it's nonsense with some unpredictability and a conman's easy style.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A colorful, funny and very authentic slice of New York City street life. One of the most underrated, overlooked films of the 1980s.


Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Rourke is okay but Eric Roberts character is so annoying that you can't wait for the film to end. Geraldine Page was a great actress but an Oscar… More
Tony Gandía
Substandard; Roberts overacts; Rourke overbroods; predictably plotted; haphazardly directed. Other than Page, no one bothered to realistically convey emotion.
William Dunmyer
I've only been trying to see this movie for 20 years. It finally came to the top of my netflix queue. What a wonderful little movie this is -- and so… More
Derek Daniels
This film almost lost me with how utterly annoying Eric Roberts is in it. But, he's an integral part of this story about family bonds and friendship and a… More
Jim Hunter
Two restaurateurs turned thieves pull off a heist but anger the mob. Mickey Rourke was damn attractive in his younger days, and his talent, on full display in… More
Lanning : )
The summer wind came blowing in across the sea . . . <p> Mickey Rourke's best performance ever. Might be Eric Roberts best ever as well.… More