Roberto Andò takes the form of a classical whodunit and bludgeons it with naïve indignation and sanctimony.
It ultimately lacks the vision and conviction to honestly and meaningfully dissect a contemporary political movement’s deep-seated structural malaise.
Marco Bellocchio’s film puts too many elements into play, which means it ends up darting hopelessly between a series of underdeveloped storylines.
This gorgeous, yet slimly supplemented, release places the film in the ideal cultural context: as last year’s ultimate art-house party movie.
Paolo Sorrentino’s film is really just a huge turn-on that has the bad manners to go sour, succumbing to its own self-delusions of moral/political grandeur.
Drably redundant, the over-praised Gomorrah may not deserve the Criterion treatment, but fans will be pleased by the solid audio/video treatment it has received.