Gomorrah Synopsis
A study of Italy's crime families.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The characters in Gomorrah may lack an extra dramatic dimension: Garrone errs, if anything, on the side of detachment. Yet that detachment...
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
An unforgettable portrayal of the unglamorous gangster life, which is often short and never sweet.
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100

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Both a staggering realist thriller and a jeremiad.
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100

The Hollywood Reporter

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Powerful, stripped to its very essence and featuring a spectacular cast (of mostly non-professionals), Matteo Garrone's sixth feature film...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Naples-born Servillo is a national star, famed as a theater, opera, and film director as well as an actor. And he's got the face of a mensch...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Gomorrah looks grimy and sullen, and has no heroes, only victims. That is its power.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
This is a vision of hell conveyed in a simple, documentary style, far removed from the sumptuous American Mafia fables.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
So fasten your seat belts for Gomorrah, just snubbed in the wussy Oscar race for Best Foreign Film (so you know it's dynamite).
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A frightening portrait of corruption, cynicism, intimidation, greed and violence, Gomorrah is tough stuff.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The malignity can be oppressive -- this is a far cry from Fellini finding poignant uplift in the slums -- but the dramatic structure is...
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Five Word Review

By Giovannialler
intense ACTION Mysterious Comedy Corruption...