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Gomorrah (Gomorra) Reviews

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May 13, 2009
Gomorrha transcends its medium and evidences humanity at its most despicable, and rates as an unconventional and unmissable instant classic.
May 11, 2009
The film's power in capturing some of the seemingly banal moments of everyday life punctuate with bang-bang fervor the human loss that accumulates later.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 8, 2009
The sinewy production could almost pass for documentary %u2013 if only doco makers could get such amazing access. But that's why the film has been hailed as groundbreaking. It is also heartbreaking.
May 8, 2009
An extraordinary film which in many ways feels like a documentary: a mosaic of explosive raw footage that pieced together knits a profoundly disturbing portrait of organised crime in Italy today
May 1, 2009
The chilliest part of watching Gomorrah is knowing that it's inspired by real events.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 1, 2009
Over the course of this sprawling mosaic about the world's most fearsome Mafia organization, the Neapolitan Camorra, [director] Garrone makes the business look like a beast of many tentacles, spreading misery and death to everyone it touches.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 24, 2009
...grinds away in documentary fashion, like relentless evil wearing on the soft hearts of the poor.
Read More | Original Score: 88/100
April 18, 2009
It's a masterpiece that deserves to be ranked up there with mob epics like "Goodfellas" and "Once Upon A Time In America," even as it rebukes the conventions of those movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 10, 2009
Gomorra has its own nerve, as well as the filmmaking intelligence to strip the cliches from its densely packed, authentically inhabited narrative. The new moviegoing year just got one hell of a jolt.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
April 9, 2009
Director Matteo Garrone replaces the romance and glamour of the genre with brutal, documentary-style realism, and humanizes it in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 9, 2009
The sense of authenticity in this movie is palpable, but the scenes are sometimes so dark and so impenetrable that it takes a herculean effort to keep up with who's who and what's going on.
March 27, 2009
Moving his camera like a documentarian, Garrone creates a grab-your-throat sense of immediacy.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 27, 2009
The performances are so "real" they don't seem like acting at all.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 27, 2009
Garrone avoids punching the usual emotional buttons: His stories have no heroes, his crime lords no glamour, and his victims no nobility.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 24, 2009
Brutal and unrelenting, this documentary-style expose of the Camorra -- the Naples equivalent of the Sicilian mafia -- burns away all hints of Hollywood glamour...
March 13, 2009
Gomorrah manages to be artful without being arty.
March 13, 2009
Garrone's gloomy assessment of the new world order is painfully on target: corruption comes in many guises, and it's as impossible to stop as it is to track.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 13, 2009
There's not much room for optimism here, given the wide-ranging influence of the Camorra, so all we can do is put our faith in the movie itself and the hope that the truth, simply and powerfully told, can make a difference.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 13, 2009
Gomorrah presents a glimpse inside a disturbing but simultaneously fascinating world.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 13, 2009
There's nothing extraneous about it, nothing excessive in its violence or its art. It's as desolate as it needs to be and no more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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