Gomorrah (Gomorra)
Gomorrah (Gomorra) (2008)

Adapted from Roberto Saviano's controversial non-fiction book, Matteo Garrone's crime drama Gomorrah examines how organized crime reaches deep into every facet of life in Naples, Italy by telling the tale of over a dozen different… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 13, 2008
DVD 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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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

It's been a while since I first saw this brutal slice of social realism in Cannes. And it left an indelible impression, if not an urgent desire to see it again.

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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.

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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Christoph Huber
Cinema Scope

... Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah grabs you with a strong sense of visual expressiveness and never ceases to let go...

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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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Sean Axmaker

The Camorra grinds up the lives it touches, including those who take the gangsters as their role models for success.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Hist√≥rias de pessoas que tentam sobreviver num suburbio, onde a lei do mais forte √ (C) a que vale. Matteo Garrone nos mostra uma realidade que poucos conhecem… More
Tim Salmons
Gomorra is one of those films that seemingly comes out of nowhere. It isn't a complex film with a lot of plot details or major characters to deal with.… More
Alex roy
The mafia has often been romanticized through Hollywood, the image of gangsters and hard edged criminals have been shrouded in legendary status among filmgoers… More
Anatoliy Dudaev
Dan Schultz
A sprawling, multi-layered epic in the vein of "Goodfellas" concerning the rampant crime taking place in Italy, involving five stories and over a… More
Red Lats
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