Many Saints was okay. I’m not getting the “It’s not like the show” thing around the net. It is like the show. A lot like the show. In fact it felt like a 10 episode season truncated into a two hour movie, with one overarching plot, and several side stories. But that’s probably it’s biggest sin. This should’ve been for TV, not cinema.
I feel there might be a five hour rough cut floating around, that might improve the movie. Like you barely see Dickie’s relationship with his wife, and Junior’s crankiness. Bernthal is getting some backlash in his portrayal of Tony’s dad, saying “he’s nothing like adult Tony”, but that was one thing I remembered about the old show. Tony was nothing like his dad. They’ve always made sure Tony’s mom was the one that shared all of Tony’s quirks. He does have a much more angry interpretation of Jackie Boy, which might be the most deserving complaint of his portrayal, but if you didn’t want that, then don’t cast Bernthal. He still did well with what they wanted him to do.