3 stars
An unnecessary but not terrible addition to the series

The Many Saints of Newark is impeccably acted and provides a much less egregious take on fan service than the usual Han Solo’s Dice prequel fare, but ultimately fails to justify its existence. Its main redeeming quality is that it pays more attention to the effects of organized crime on the black experience – something that was conspicuously absent from the series, and is an encouraging reminder of how we’ve come culturally the last 15 years.