Boardwalk Empire

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Based on Nelson Johnson's book Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times and Corruption of Atlantic City, this HBO drama project tells the legendary tale of the gambling mecca's origins. This show stars Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt. Writing credits will go to The Sopranos' Terence Winter while Entourage pair Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson will produce.

Steve Buscemi

Steve Buscemi

Enoch "Nucky" Thompson

Michael Pitt

Michael Pitt

Jimmy Darmody

Kelly Macdonald

Kelly Macdonald

Margaret Schroeder

Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon

Agent Nelson Van Alden

Shea Whigham

Shea Whigham

Elias 'Eli' Thompson

Aleksa Palladino

Aleksa Palladino

Angela Darmody

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • So Sad...

    9.0
    What a shame to see such a great show go; great characters, awesome settings, a storyline that relates to real life events, sad sad sad! Especially when you see mind numbing "run away from the gouls" shows actually gaining ratings when clearly, the writers haven't had a clue what to come up with for a looooong time ( in case you're wondering; yes, I am talking about the god awful walking dead ) . Another one bites the dust; so long Nuck!moreless
  • Fantastic!

    10
    Boardwalk Empire is a fantastic show! Great cast and acting, amazing look and costumes/make-up. This show should have a ton more awards than it has. Only thing that upsets me is the last season needed more episodes, they skipped a lot of real life events . the gambler) and some of the stories were really abbreviated where entire episodes could have better finished things off.
  • SUITS AND TIES AND GREEDY FLIES

    10
    I'M PISSED THAT THEY ARE CANCELLING BOARDWALK EMPIRE. STUPID RATNGS. IT'S SUCH A GREAT SHOW! PEOPLE JUST DON'T GET HOW IN DEPTH EACH CHARCTER IS AND WHAT THEIR STORIES HAVE TOLD BEHIND IT. MORE OF THIS EPIC STORY COULD BE REVEALED, BUT WHEN YOU HAVE COMPITITIONS (WHICH DOESN'T HOLD A CANDLE) TO BOARDWALK EMPIRE, THE BIG WIGS AND THEIR GREEDY LITTLE SNOUTS SHUT DOWN SOME OF THE MOST ARTISTIC, HISTORICAL SHOWS CAUSE LITTLE TEENY BOPPER SHOWS LIKE TRUE BLOOD AND OTHER LAME PROGRAMS PERTAIN AROUND MORE DRAMA THAN A VARIETY OF SORTS. SO I GIVE A BIG MIDDLE FINGER IN THE AIR AND SAY POOR CHOICE YOU GREEDY LITTLE SWINES. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE DEADLY SIN "GREED"? WELL YOUR BATHING IN YOUR OWN GREEDY FILTH.moreless
  • Enjoy the Ride!

    10
    "Nucky" et al, create a fascinating look into the lifestyle of the prohibition era, and the "Roaring 20's". As a Historian I certainly take issue with what is passed for fact. Irregardless, the show is interesting and entertaining as a fiction series, where I wait with baited breath for the next instalment. I do have a question however. Why is it ending after the eighth episode of season 5? The other seasons having gone for 12 each? Was there a dispute? Was it cancelled?moreless
  • One of HBO's best

    8.5
    Great show. Writing, casting & costume and set design are excellent, a joy to watch.
  • NUCKY'S LAST STAND

    Boardwalk Empire Series Finale Review: What Are You in the End?

    Boardwalk Empire's series finale was relatively quiet, yet very moving.

  • BACK TO THE FUTURE

    Boardwalk Empire Season 5 Premiere Review: So Much Nuck, So Little Time

    Boardwalk Empire is back with a shortened final season, a big time jump, and a whole lotta Nucky.

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    Drama

    Themes

    Crime, Gambling, Mobsters, Historical