Black Souls Reviews

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October 26, 2015
This Mafia drama sets out to strip away any hint of glamour.
May 21, 2015
Though the content of the typical mob movie can shock with its brutality and perversity, the tragic arc ultimately reinforces traditional values while allowing a vicarious indulgence in the taboo.
May 7, 2015
Writer-director Franceso Munzi has particularized the familial relationships enough for it to stand on its own. (As Tolstoy wrote, all happy crime families are the same but each unhappy crime family is unhappy in its own way.)
May 7, 2015
Black Souls is above all the story of a family divided, a fraternal knot that can be untied only through tragedy.
May 6, 2015
Solemn, strong Italian film about family, crime and the deep roots of revenge offers widescreen visions and intimate murders, making for a very different Mafia saga.
April 23, 2015
Broodingly effective as a crime drama because it's driven by family dynamics as much as the mechanics of transgression.
April 8, 2019
With its surprising narrative twists and handsome visuals, Black Souls ends up being a far more original take on the Italian organised crime drama than first thought.
August 23, 2018
Black Souls is a frustratingly slow burn affair for the most part, but the tension fair crackles from the screen once it gets going.
October 26, 2017
Black Souls is the sort of authentically gritty Italian gangster film that does well at film festivals but is too challenging for commercial audiences here.
June 14, 2016
Souls still feels very inside-baseball, trusting the audience to follow along.
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