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Gomorrah (Gomorra) Reviews

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July 29, 2016
The Camorra grinds up the lives it touches, including those who take the gangsters as their role models for success.
October 7, 2015
"Gomorrah" soberly shows the low-life thugs for what they really are, resisting the convention of casting them as anti-heroes in Scorsese or Tarantino land.
November 24, 2014
The camera's performance, like that of the actors, keeps growing in scale and expressivity, even as life gets worse and worse.
June 22, 2013
This might be one of those movies that are more fun to praise than they actually are to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 26, 2013
Matteo Garrone doesn't so much reinvent the gangster genre as much as he reimagines it, taking all the usual trimmings and turning them inside out.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
August 16, 2011
A thrillingly bleak crime pic.
April 8, 2011
It is a full and frank indictment of a system that has not just failed but utterly decayed and is breeding more and more criminals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2010
Thug-life fantasies here provide lures into ruthlessly complex realities and rigmaroles - slamming characters' faces into the rug before it's pulled from beneath them. The notion that anybody could be a don dies in a blaze of energy, rage and ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 13, 2010
Despite its disjointed structure, Gomorrah comes to a narrative convergence without ever actually having to bring its stories together. Each climaxes independently, yet it all feels like one piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.6/10
March 18, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 3, 2010
By fashioning its stories to get in as much impact as possible, mostly from the stark ugliness of their realities and their bold endings, the movie achieves a satisfying level of effectiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 16, 2009
Probably the most authentic and unsentimental mafia movie ever to come out of Italy.
November 22, 2009
Check that omerta b.s. at the door. This is all about the bottom line.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 30, 2009
Un film à la fois lourd, tragique et hautement instructif figurant assurément parmi les plus marquants à avoir été réalisés sur le sujet.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 22, 2009
The result, while admirable, is curiously flat and unengaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 15, 2009
It is a challenging approach, and while there is suspense and action (including a spectacular car crash), there is frustration as a result of the regular cutting from one story to another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 15, 2009
We don't get to know the characters, exactly, but we experience something more interesting: we are brought into disconcerting, almost documentary proximity with the lives they lead and the worlds they inhabit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2009
Could Gomorrah and Il Divo signal the return of Italian political cinema? Here's hoping.
May 13, 2009
It's a challenging approach, and while there are some terrific moments within the film, as well as suspense and action (including a spectacularly staged car crash), there's also frustration as a result of the regular cutting from one story to another.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 13, 2009
The portrait it paints of this society in the grip of this tawdry but immensely powerful and rich organization is scary indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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