Mafioso Synopsis
An honest Sicilian is smuggled into the United States to become a mafioso killer.
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100

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
A small comic masterpiece that dares to deal with that of which many Sicilians dare not speak: the Mafia.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

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Lattuada has adapted a gritty neorealist style to suit his dark comedy and is in full command in the final half hour, when he ups the ante...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Mafioso does more than cast its fascinating shadow over "The Godfather." It captures, in a stark yet haunting way, the indelible fact that...
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Mafioso is the missing link in the mob movie arc.
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88

Premiere

By Aaron Hillis
Mafioso isn't a straight black satire of Sicilian culture so much as a suspenseful near-tragedy leavened by the zesty, irreverent wit that...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Mafioso is shaped like a comedy, and it is one, but its intentionally jarring clashes of tone and rhythm are truly out there.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
[Sordi] lifts buffoonery to the level of high art.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Mafioso starts out as a comedy of manners before turning into a mob thriller that brings Nino to Bergen County, N.J. When he gets there,...
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75

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Satire is at the core of Mafioso, whether in establishing the by-now-stereotypical images of Sicilian peasants or the gripping arms of the...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The matchless Alberto Sordi - a contemporary of Peters Sellers and a progenitor of Steve Martin - stars as the buffoon Everyman, Antonio...
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Rated NR