THE LORDS OF FLATBUSH
Directed by STEPHEN F. VERONA
and MARTIN DAVIDSON
Screenplay by STEPHEN F. VERONA, GAYLE
GLECKLER and MARTIN DAVIDSON
Too much here looks familiar. The Lords of Flatbush is about growing up tough in New York, like Mean Streets, and being a teen-ager in the 1950s, like American Graffiti. Although it was conceived before either of those films came out, The Lords occupies the same turf, without the same assurance.
Lacking the benefit of novelty, or of consistent personal voice, The Lords seems like pretty flimsy stuff. The script is a loosely...