Bugsy

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TriStar Pictures/Mulholland Productions and Baltimore Pictures Released 1991

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Director:
Barry Levinson
Released:
1991
Rating:
R

New York mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel leaves New York City to dip into the glamour of Hollywood, Calif., and to build up syndicate gambling rackets. Bowled over by actress Virginia Hill, the dapper Siegel courts her, despite having a wife and children. Obsessed with creating a gambling haven, Siegel takes racketeering to the Nevada desert and helps develop Las Vegas, only to find himself in deep water over his reckless construction of the Flamingo Hotel.

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    He's a real smoothie, Warren Beatty, and when he plays one in a movie he is almost always effective. But his title role in Bugsy is more than effective, it's perfect for him - show...

  • 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Bugsy is a gangster film around the edges, a '40s love song down the middle, and the year's breeziest live-actor movie through and through. [13 Dec 1991, p.1D]

  • 100

    Boston Globe Jay Carr

    Just when you thought gangster movies had peaked, here's Warren Beatty in Bugsy, a film so suave, outrageous, flamboyant, knowing and above all playful that you're liable to overlo...

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Historical, Biography, Crime