Worm’s-eye view of the Neapolitan underworld: obscure relationships and operations; occasional slaughter; broad expanses of banality. The unfamiliar actors and the vérité camera create a plausible impression that it’s all really happening, whether or not you can make much sense of it. Based on the nonfiction best-seller by Roberto Saviano; directed by Matteo Garrone. 2008.

Duncan Shepherd

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richinsd March 22, 2009 @ 5:52 a.m.

Gomorrah was not what was expected and many in the audience were looking for a more interesting movie. The house at the Ken was quite full, this opening weekend, as I go there once in a while to catch a movie that catches my eye. However, save your money on this one folks, a big disapointment, unless you speak Italian, even then I was bored almost to tears. At what seemed to be 2 1/2 hours long, it got tough just watching the same boring scenes. You've seen it before, thugs in control of an area filled with drugs and factions fighting and killing anyone who gets in their way. Who cares. I even bought a popcorn on this one which didn't help.

No stars on this one or 5 dogs (take your pick)

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