A Bronx Tale
A Bronx Tale (1993)

Gangster Sonny is the big man in Calogero's Bronx neighborhood. A shooting witnessed by Calogero is the starting point of a lasting bond between the gangster and the small boy. Father (bus driver Lorenzo), however, disap- proves.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1993
DVD Release Date: May 25, 1998
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Bronx Tale sets itself apart from other coming-of-age dramas thanks to a solid script, a terrific cast, and director Robert De Niro's sensitive work behind the camera.

Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

It's a cautious, capable start to De Niro's directing career.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It paints a fairly accurate and hard-hitting picture of the racial tensions of the times, but it still glamorizes the gangsters with too much love.

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Willie Waffle

A wonderful, touching tale about growing up and making decisions.

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

It's the moralistic tenor of A Bronx Tale that's ultimately most off-putting.

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Fred Topel

Beautiful story

Gabe Leibowitz

A superb directorial debut by DeNiro, a work that rivals Goodfellas.

Emanuel Levy

De Niro's feature directorial debut is not a second-tier Scorsese film. Though telling a familiar coming-of-age story, it finds a new angle in depicting the irrational and subconscious origins of racism.

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Clint Morris
Film Threat

De Niro proves to be just as much a force behind the camera as he does in front of it. A superb debut - a gripping movie.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Average effort.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Perry
Derivative of Scorsese's work while sampling Spike Lee and John Singleton, De Niro's directorial debut is affecting and appealing to the eyes.… More
Phil Hubbs
This was one of the first gangster films I saw I think, as a kid. Its really good, and rather under rated, the story of growing up in the Bronx with the hoods… More
Alex roy
A Bronx Tale is a near flawless, brilliant coming of age film mixed with elements of a traditional gangster film. Robert De Niro directs his feature length… More
Sophie Burgess
Not really my type of film, but with a cast this good, it proved to be rather entertaining. It was too long and I did get bored throughout and away from all the… More
Chris Weber
For his directorial debut, Robert De Niro looked to Chazz Palminteri's script (based on his somewhat autobiographical play), and the result is something… More
Khris N
De Niro and Palimentieri go head to head over De Niro's son - a wonderful story! <br/> <br/>De Niro is a Bronx bus driver with a little son,… More