Crime Novel Reviews

September 28, 2007
Italija dobila svog "Kuma" i "Dobre momke"
July 6, 2007
The universal nature of crime -- and its dark appeal -- is driven home with bullets and bravado.
December 30, 2006
An ambitious, bloody and engrossing work.
November 4, 2006
It is very murky stuff, and Placido could and should have explained the conspiracy theory a little more. Great performances, though, from Kim Rossi Stuart and Jasmine Trinca as his forlorn lover Roberta.
November 2, 2006
Exciting, impressively directed gangster epic with superb performances and a soundtrack ripped straight from Scorsese's iTunes.
April 28, 2006
A rowdy, rollicking throwback to the '70s "poliziotteschi" crime genre... you'll have heaps of fun until it disappears from your mind (right around the closing credits).
April 25, 2006
What elevates Romanzo criminale above many other, more generic stories is its sense of history, which may in part be due to the work of screenwriters Petraglia and Rulli of La meglio gioventu-fame.
April 25, 2006
First half plays as a respectable addition to the classic ensemble gangland genre, offering a gangster's-eye view of recent Italo history.