House of Gucci movie review - Aussieboyreviews
IS THE GLAMOROUS BIOGRAPHICAL CRIME STORY IN HOUSE OF GUCCI WELL-PRESENTED?
This long crime-drama story with great stars unfortunately could’ve been a lot better. Directed by Ridley Scott, House of Gucci is a satisfactory film with poor story.
When Patrizia Reggiani marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel the family legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, revenge and ultimately murder.
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek
Writer: Becky Johnston, Roberto Bentivegna
Release Date (Australia): 1 January 2022
Runtime: 158 minutes/2h 38m
Genre: Crime, Drama
Language: English, Italian, Arabic
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film includes thematic material including assassination, fraud, betrayal and infidelity.
The film contains depictions of blood detail accompanying a scene in which a man is shot.
The film contains use of the words “f**king” and “s**t”.
The film contains male buttocks nudity, female side breasts nudity and a depiction of a woman’s briefly obscured breasts.
The film contains depictions of oral sex and a scene in which a man and a woman are depicted having sex. There is also use of the word “f**k” in a sexualised context.
R (for language, some sexual content, and brief nudity and violence)
Aussie boy's thoughts
House of Gucci unfortunately alines with the track that chooses style over substance. Ridley Scott’s only slightly watchable crime-drama with some really great stars fails to steer clear from being firmly pinned to the ground by its poor presentation of the featured subject matter, overall making it a missed opportunity with wasted potential.
There’s no doubt that this movie was trying to create an excellent visual style to place aside its story. The visual aspect of House of Gucci is utterly glamorous, full of fashion and perfectly fits with its time setting and story. However, it kind of seems like it would either choose to be more visually appealing than plot-gripping or they tried to perfection the cinematography and the actual story ends up being pretty bland.
It’s not purposefully great at correctly capturing the events, but the prolonged runtime targets what feel like uneventful and boring situations. Although it’s commonly slow, it’s at least watchable enough to be able to sit through the entire thing. And the cast, usually consisting of Lady Gaga, Adam Driver and Al Pacino are memorable in their roles. Other than them, there’s nothing else that’s really memorable.
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