Gangs of Wasseypur
Gangs of Wasseypur (2014)

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: October 14, 2014
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Danny Bowes
RogerEbert.com

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

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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.

Joe Bendel
Epoch Times

It could lay a claim to being the Great Indian Crime Story, encompassing multiple generations, ethnic groups, and religions in its nefarious dealings.

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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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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

Inspired by a true story, Gangs of Wasseypur is technically a Bollywood musical (it has 25 original songs, according to film notes) but without the characters breaking into song and dance...

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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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Adam Cook
Georgia Straight

This epic crime saga sprawls across seven decades and three generations of characters -- like all three parts of The Godfather rolled into one, with an injection of boisterous Bollywood flavour.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
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
c0up  
'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
Anoop KN
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