Mean Streets is a crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and co-written by Scorsese and Mardik Martinwith the actors Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro.
Mean Streets was well received by most critics; some even hailed it as one of the most original American films of all time. Pauline Kael was among the most enthusiastic critics: she called it "a true original, and a triumph of personal filmmaking" and dizzyingly sensual.