Biography / Crime / Drama
Biography / Crime / Drama
The film will reveal the relationship of a father who lived and died by the mob code and a son who, while brought up to lead a life of crime, chose to leave that world behind and redeem himself and the Gotti name. Never before has there been such an inside look at the Gotti family and their world of danger, betrayal and redemption. John Gotti was head of the Gambino crime family, which in its time was the largest and most powerful crime organization in the country. Known as the "Dapper Don," John Gotti's flamboyant style and outspoken personality made him one of the most famous mobsters of the 20th century and he ruled the underworld until he died from cancer in 2002 while serving a life sentence. In 1988, at the age of 24, Gotti Jr. became a "made man," and was officially inducted into the Mafia, making him the heir-apparent to head the Gambino crime family and follow in his father's footsteps. But in 1999, Gotti Jr. paid a now-famous last visit to his imprisoned and dying father to ...
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Orange is the new Gotti
This is a biopic of the life of John Gotti and son. The film romanticizes his life and spends about have the time dealing with family relations. Travolta in the title role of the godfather comes off as a caricature with his overly fake accent while the support cast fared better. It takes but a short while to stop laughing at the accent. The film is told as a flashback with real footage of the era.
Guide; F-word. No sex or nudity
Theater was packed. Some laugh-out-loud parts. Clapping at the end. What is wrong with the critics??
All the raves about Travolta are justified. I expect him to do a great character but was thrilled at how terrific he is as Gotti. I never felt he was portraying Gotti, I felt he was Gotti. This movie did not glorify Gotti. Ridiculous claim. It showed he could seduce shallow people, like Al Capone did. Still happens with today's gangsters/rappers. So that was included in the movie. So what. Doesn't glorify Gotti. And so he had a wife and 5 kids he loved. And that "humanizes" him supposedly. Fact is, all those guys had mistresses, too, but that would be a different film. Nothing at all makes Gotti human here right to the second he dies.
Another complaint by picky people is that the movie didn't cover this, that and the other. How could it in 1 hr 40 mins! But it does cram in plenty, almost too much. So many characters and events that are covered in a short scene. But if you are finding that to be a problem, you can fix it this way: PAY ATTENTION. There is plenty going on. It is not a relaxing movie.
I loved the actual news footage of Gotti in the opening and closing, and stitched in between. The pace was fast and I was never for a second bored or looking at my watch.
My only complaint is that the score was too loud through much of it and sometimes drowned the dialogue a bit. I don't want to work to catch the dialogue, especially in a movie where the dialogue is key to understanding the flow of the story.
I also reject criticisms that it is not Goodfellas, or Godfather, or some other favorite mob movie. This is THIS movie and it's damned good.
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Underrated but Solid
I'm almost positive that the film Gotti was made under certain stipulations by the John Gotti family. Not so much to portray their father in a favorable light but to stick to his memoir as much as possible.
There are gonna be plenty of people disaffected by underworld activities, especially if a family member or friend is somehow involved, and dies as a result. This one major factor played a huge role in why this movie was not brought to light as much as it could have been. Otherwise I will give plenty of credit to all involved in the making of this film.
John Travolta was my main decision for seeing how this movie would turn out, and he was downright superb. It was also well written and directed. However, movies of this genre go from two extremes. It will either be highly exalted, or moderately subjugated due to subject matter.
The Gotti film was too personal, in my opinion, to be glorified like certain and obviously fictional gangster movies. With that said, I consider Gotti to be underrated but solid nonetheless.