Piranhas (La paranza dei bambini)

2019

Piranhas (La paranza dei bambini)

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50%

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Total Count: 6

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Based on the novel by Roberto Saviano (Gomorrah), PIRANHAS follows fifteen year-old Nicola (newcomer Francesco Di Napoli) who lives with his mother and younger brother in the SanitaĚ neighborhood of Naples, a place that has been controlled by the Camorra mafia for centuries. Dreaming of a life lush with designer clothing and elite nightclub bottle service, Nicola and his naive group of friends begin selling drugs, an entryway into the violent, power-hungry world of crime that begins to threaten their innocence, relationships, and safety of their families.

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Critic Reviews for Piranhas (La paranza dei bambini)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (4)

  • A gripping modern riff on "Goodfellas" that follows an ambitious kid as he chews his way up the ranks of Naples' teenage gangsters.

    Jun 13, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
  • The film shows an awareness of Visconti, Scorsese and even De Palma, but this feels like an accomplished yet creatively unambitious piece of work.

    Feb 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This tale of teenage gangs is badly in need of stronger visuals and pacing.

    Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The film's prologue promises a more powerful, original experience than the "Piranhas" we get.

    Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

    Jessica Kiang

    Variety
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  • A colorful but violent narration on the loss of hope. [Full Review in Spanish]

    Feb 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Piranhas feels a bit like a teen movie that just happens to have a Cammora backdrop, rather than a serious, nuanced drama about the paranza system - essentially, the grooming of underage kids as drug runners and Mafia footsoldiers.

    Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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