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Gomorrah (Gomorra) Reviews

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Todd Gilchrist
H Magazine
February 11, 2009
In the pantheon of mob bosses and crime stories, its characters are okay, but they're hardly good fellows.
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
March 2, 2009
Reading about a film should never be more exciting than watching it.
Geoff Berkshire
December 18, 2008
The action and bloodshed are amped up in the final half hour, but it's still not enough to land the clearly intended knockout punch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Farnsworth
E! Online
February 12, 2009
A dull repeat of The Sopranos, only without any character development.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Phil Hall
Film Threat
February 12, 2009
Where's Bobby and Marty when you really need them?
| Original Score: 1/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
June 4, 2009
Dicen mucho más sobre la Camorra las leyendas finales del film que las dos horas y pico que les precedieron.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ed Scheid
Boxoffice Magazine
November 21, 2008
The familiarity of most of the plot lines could limit its popularity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
December 19, 2008
[T]here's nothing here to draw us in -- nothing particularly interesting or engaging about the stories or the characters.
Top Critic
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
February 9, 2009
Next to HBO's The Wire, which depicted an enormous financial ladder and also brought to life the characters on every rung, the movie is small potatoes: excellent journalism, so-so art.
Armond White
New York Press
February 11, 2009
Drained of energy and vigor, Gomorrah confuses gangster fantasy for art.
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
February 13, 2009
Another film that critics will champion and average filmgoers will scratch their heads over, while wondering how they got snookered out of the price of a movie ticket.

Film Threat
October 22, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
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-
Will Leitch
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-
Mike Edwards
What Culture
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
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
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
February 13, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 26, 2009
The film is a curative for the romanticism of The Godfather and Scarface.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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