Mafioso (1964)




Critic Consensus: Mafioso begins as an amusing farce and skillfully transforms into a portentous social drama.

Movie Info

Antonio, a conscientious factory official, takes his wife and children to meet his family in Sicily and finds himself in the favor of local mobster Don Vincenzo. Terrified and conflicted, he tells his family that he is going hunting but instead seeks out an enemy of the mafia in New York.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Agenore Incrocci, Rafael Azcona, Marco Ferreri, Age, Furio Scarpelli
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 18, 2008
Rialto Pictures - Official Site



as Antonio Badalamenti

as Don Vincenzo

as Donatella

as Dr. Zanchi
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Critic Reviews for Mafioso

All Critics (53) | Top Critics (27)

Director Lattuada was reportedly acclaimed for his oddball tonal shifts, which Mafioso offers in spades.

Full Review… | July 12, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Director Alberto Lattuada balances the satirical and shocking aspects of the story on a stiletto's edge.

May 24, 2007
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

The transitional gears never grind. They just keep clicking until you know you're along for the entire ride.

Full Review… | May 11, 2007
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

The film ripens in an unanticipated way, nimbly shifting from near farce to something quite a bit darker.

Full Review… | April 26, 2007
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Top Critic

Mafioso may be 45 years old, but it's as bracingly relevant as anything else in theaters today. Even in the heat of a dry Sicilian summer, the film looks fresh as a lemon tree. And when you bite down hard, it's just as bitter.

Full Review… | April 20, 2007
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

If you crossed Meet the Parents with The Godfather and filmed it 45 years ago in Italian, you might come close to Mafioso, a black-and-white gem from 1962 whose appearance in local theaters is inexplicable but most welcome.

Full Review… | April 13, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Mafioso

Antonio Badalamenti; factory supervisor, loving husband, devoted father, reluctant hit-man.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

It is surprising and strange to us how the mafia works in Italy, which is shown in this movie, but this movie is exciting and very funny. I enjoyed it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


darkly funny. great role for alberto sordi. bravo!

Stefanie C

Super Reviewer

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