Gomorrah (Gomorra) Reviews

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November 22, 2009
Check that omerta b.s. at the door. This is all about the bottom line.
October 22, 2009
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.
June 4, 2009
Dicen mucho más sobre la Camorra las leyendas finales del film que las dos horas y pico que les precedieron.
May 22, 2009
The result, while admirable, is curiously flat and unengaging.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 1, 2009
April 24, 2009
...grinds away in documentary fashion, like relentless evil wearing on the soft hearts of the poor.
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.
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.
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