The feature film “The Many Saints of Newark” which is a prequel to HBO drama The Sopranos has impressed many critics for exploring the early life of mobster Tony Soprano. Though some making questions that it adds to the acclaimed TV original.
James Gandolfini played the role of Tony Soprano while real-life son Michael has played the role of young Tony. It is said that Alan Taylor’s film “provides little in the way of fresh illumination”. The Telegraph’s Tim Robey said about the film, “a rich imaginative leap into the pre-history of an iconic show, and a rare instance of the big screen doing right by the small”.
The film received four stars out of five from The Independent’s critic Clarisse Loughrey. She mentioned the film as fierce and brilliant”. She also praised Nivola for his portrayal of “a man wrestling with his monstrosity”.Empire’s Nick De Semlyen called the film “a satisfying standalone” that can make the audience of the series “shiver with delight”.
However, the Wrap’s Dan Callahan criticized: “The new characters are all one-dimensional, and we learn nothing new about the old characters from the series.”