Gomorrah

Gomorrah

Gomorrah

Based on a book so hard-hitting that it apparently forced author Robert Saviano into hiding, Gomorrah provides an inside look at Italy's modern-day mob families, specifically, the Napoli Mafia (The Camorra). Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2008.

Grand Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2008
2008Rating: R16, violence, offensive language, drug use131 minsItalyItalian with English subtitles
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Gomorrah / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Utilizing a mesmerizing documentary style that studiously avoids glamorizing the horrors, Garrone cherrypicks episodes from Saviano's muckraking tract, building to a chillingly matter-of-fact crescendo of violence...

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Total Film

Total Film

After Gomorrah fades to black, shiver-inducing stats flash on to the screen like nails being hammered into a coffin.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Part of what's bracing about Gomorrah, and makes it feel different from so many American crime movies, is both its deadly serious take on violence and its global understanding of how far and wide the mob's tentacles reach, from high fashion to the very dirt.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Grim, violent, mesmerising masterpiece.

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Newshub

Newshub

It's cruel, it’s violent, and it’s cripplingly real, so this film won't be for everyone. But even with my well-documented girlie stomach for violence, I still found this an incredibly rewarding watch.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The fingerprints of the Camorra are everywhere, this film wants us to know, and its grip is lethal.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Powerful, stripped to its very essence and featuring a spectacular cast (of mostly non-professionals), Matteo Garrone's sixth feature film Gomorra goes beyond Tarrantino's gratuitous violence and even Scorsese's Hollywood sensibility in depicting the everyday reality of organized crime's foot soldiers.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A sombre, slow, but well-paced study of organised crime in urban Naples that leaves a very grim taste in the mouth.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

Gomorrah is a very strong, occasionally entrancing film. I would have liked to have seen more cross-over between the stories, and the film would have benefited from a tighter edit, but it deserves its accolades, and your attention.

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