“Gotti” has died, so I can now safely review it outside of the snark zone. I actually visited the set for this one. It was one of 80 films that shot in Cincinnati about a year or so ago. Given how Ivan Reitman made Louisville look like NYC in “Stripes”, I guess that it wasn’t a stretch to make Cincinnati look the same. Yet, it also speaks to the nature of the film. It plays like a bad impression being given an R rated TV movie to stretch the action out.
John Travolta tried his best. I know that a lot of the earlier reviews loved to crap on him, but the guy did his best. It’s just that between the bizarre music choices, the crazed attempts at creating a timeline and the lack of a meaningful resolution produced a turd. I’m not sure if any film could’ve worked better, as this mob story seems to have been milked into the mundane. I would pay to see Sal Governale try to make this film, but that’s about it.
If you think about the connection between MoviePass and the film, it only makes thing funnier. See ya next time.
- 2.40:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track