TV Shows

Lansky (2021)


When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated one last time by the Feds who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster spins a dizzying tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.

Lansky (2021)

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Released Year: 2021
Runtime: 119 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Directors: Eytan Rockaway
Writers: Robert Rockaway

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When the aging Meyer Lansky is investigated one last time by the Feds who suspect he has stashed away millions of dollars over half a century, the retired gangster spins a dizzying tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate.

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Reviews


63
Chicago Sun-Times - Richard Roeper
Lansky loses steam every time the focus is on somewhere other than Lansky.
50
RogerEbert.com - Glenn Kenny
Never as giddily awful as Gotti, this movie suffers more from a case of what film critic Andrew Sarris called “Strained Seriousness.” Except the ostensible seriousness here never runs particularly deep. Lansky is for Keitel completists only.
50
Variety - Joe Leydon
Keitel . . . infuses his performance here with more than enough lion-in-winter gravitas to dominate every moment he is on screen, and quite a few when he isn’t, which in turn is sufficient to propel Lansky through stretches when the passing of time is felt, and the budgetary limitations are obvious.
40
TheWrap - William Bibbiani
Writer-director Rockaway (“The Abandoned”) hits all the major bullet points in the gangster’s life but ignores almost all the connective tissue that would make this outline of intriguing anecdotes really come alive.
38
Movie Nation - Roger Moore
The mob movie tropes and cliches end up being the only memorable moments in Lansky, material so overfamiliar we can finish the lines before the actors do.

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