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Gotti (1996) [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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and has a "movie of the week" feel about it, but, has a great cast,
and is well acted. It covers all the events that were to bring John Gotti
If you know the story, all well and good, but if you don't, this is a
good place to start.
When it comes to mafia / gangster movies, it's OK but not really great like Casino, Goodfellas, Donnie Brasco, Bugsy, or the ultimate benchmark, The Godfather. I'll probably only watch this one a few times and then it will sit there occupying space on my shelf.
I have noticed that there is great overlap between Gotti's character and several characters in the Godfather movies... Joey Zaza (the flash mobster), Frank Pantangeli (the rat), and a few others... I think these characters are somewhat typical as they either really existed or seem expected in any gangster movie.
WARNING: The DVD box is so flimsy that mine broke while trying to unwrap the plastic! I wasn't very forceful, I noticed that the box was very light and had already read the other reviews about the box (it seems others have faced the same problem) and yet it still broke almost in half!
My review: Firstly, the cast is simply brilliant- especially Armand Assante. His potrayal of John Gotti is a good reflection of the man himself. It becomes evident that the film is very well researched, which is a real bonus. I was so enticed when watching the film that i didn't realise the 104minutes fly by. The film is sharp, funny at times and very accurate. It leaves you with that feeling of "damn, this really happened, there really was a mafia- there really was a John Gotti"
In my honest opinion, I probably enjoyed the film more than the average viewer because of my fascination with the mafia, however, i would definately recommend to this most of you. It takes pride of place in my film collection, somewhere between Donnie Brasco and A Bronx Tale
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BAD TO DEAL WITH SCAMMING PEOPLE OUT OF MONEY FOR DVDS THAT DONT WORKPublished 14 months ago by kenneth mcevoy
ZERO STARS.. I have received this DVD and although I have already seen the gotti movie years ago I cannot unfortunately watch this as the disc and cover are copies the cover is... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gav
I have this dvd but cant watch it .It wont play on my dvd.I think it because its from america.Published 16 months ago by robert marshall
They don't tell you THIS DVD CAN ONLY BE PLAYED IN USA SYSTEMS!!!!!Published 21 months ago by Paddington640