Gomorrah (Gomorra)
Gomorrah (Gomorra) (2008)

Five stories weave together to form director Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah, a violent look at the cruel reality endured by the residents of the Province of Naples.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 24, 2009
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Portraying organised crime with an unflinching realism, this gritty and searing Italian crime masterpiece pulls no punches.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

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.

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Jan Stuart
Washington Post

Gomorrah manages to be artful without being arty.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

"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.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

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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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Garrone's gloomy assessment of the new world order is painfully on target: corruption comes in many guises, and it's as impossible to stop as it is to track.

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Stuart Klawans
The Nation

The camera's performance, like that of the actors, keeps growing in scale and expressivity, even as life gets worse and worse.

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Jonathan F. Richards

The sense of authenticity in this movie is palpable, but the scenes are sometimes so dark and so impenetrable that it takes a herculean effort to keep up with who's who and what's going on.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

There's nothing extraneous about it, nothing excessive in its violence or its art. It's as desolate as it needs to be and no more.

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Will Leitch

This might be one of those movies that are more fun to praise than they actually are to watch.

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It may be non-fiction, but it is pretty hard to watch. You need to take notes and watch it twice to get all the characters straight. It would help if I spoke… More