This movie was amazing and the acting by Travolta was GOLD! This movie is the definition of great life story, great acting, and the directing was amazing. I definitely recommend this movie to everyone especially to people who love mafia movies!!!
Travolta As Gotti (by alandsuzie-795-35268)
As a big fan of mafia-type movies, I found Travolta's "Gotti" exceptionally well done, and entertaining. Not a big fan of John Travolta's work, after Kotter and Grease, but blame that on the action-movie genre that he was too often type-cast in. Total redemption as John Gotti Sr. Loved his portrayal as Gotti. Extraordinary makeup, and accurately portrayed. Writers and cast did their research. Thoroughly enjoyed the movie.
Critics are Pajama boys who are feminized (by wise-40311)
This movie is for Alpha males....Enough Said!! Love the Movie. The real gangsters are our Corrupt Government. The people in Gotti's neighborhood LOVED him which they showed in real footage. No order in the streets when he was gone just like what's happening in Chicago everyday, dumb kids that have no respect. Grow some B and go see this film. Use your MoviePass card!
Good movie to watch (by chadith-867-415099)
Amazing John Travolta, as usual one of the best actors
Underrated but Solid (by terryraywilliams)
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 <more>
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.
It's a solid movie very biographical and is only meant to be about specific portions of his life. Scorsese makes a great movie and I think that it is used as the barometer to measure all Mafia movies. This is not a Scorsese movie by any means but as someone that enjoys mafia movies and history, I think this movie does have something to offer...
Not as bad as most people are saying (by rqwq)
I actually enjoyed this movie. It is flawed in the sense that it is really one sided and tends to glorify John Gotti instead of giving a warts and all depiction of his rise and fall in the Gambino family. To enjoy this movie you can't come into it cold, I think I enjoyed it more than most as I knew a lot of the history going into this and was familiar with the people and events depicted in the film. I think a person not familiar with John Gotti, Sammy Gravano, Frank De Cicco, the Gambino family and the other five families in New York would come out of this frustrated as this movie <more>
doesn't lay the groundwork, present their characters effectively or explain the relationships within the five families sufficient to tell a coherent story. In spite of the flaws I enjoyed this film and enjoyed John Travolta's performance.
Travolta is great - the critics were way too harsh on this. (by bvisse)
This movie is actually very entertaining and not nearly as bad as critics suggest. Travolta does a great job, minus the cheesy open and closing narrative scenes. Those should have been cut. Otherwise he was really good. I can't understand why critics hated this movie so much, even if not historically accurate, it was entertaining. And it gave some interesting perspective on what life might have been like inside Gottis family. See it and judge yourself. It was no worse than at least half the other movies I have seen this year.
Travolta nails it (by jborovina)
John Travolta is quite amazing in this role. Eerily depicts Gottis demeanor and grit. The scene with Travolta and Preston was sadly all too real for these two parents who have lost a son. Story line, not so much.