House of Gucci (2021) – Movie Review

4/5 stars

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Ridley Scott’s latest epic film comes in the form of Lady Gaga vehicle House of Gucci, which is the true story of Patrizia Reggiani and her plot to murder her husband Maurizio Gucci, grandson of Guccio Gucci. After The Last Duel flopped hard earlier this year Scott mentioned millennials being unable to keep off their phones for a movie, but when the movie is this engaging that becomes less of a problem. This film is also just more crowd-pleasing from the get-go with fan favourite Lady Gaga fronting this Crime flick and she is given her time to shine fully during this film, she is definitely the best part of the film.

Darius Wolski does an amazing job with the cinematography here, whether it is the snowy landscapes of the skiing scenes or the depiction of the Big Apple the film always looks stunning, which is no surprise when the man has worked on films like The Martian (2015) also directed by Ridley Scott.

Adam Driver does a good job, but in comparison to Gaga and Al Pacino he is a bit out of his depth against two stellar performances. Jared Leto also sees a massive transformation in this film with an older look and a lot more balding than we are used too.

© 2021 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. All Rights Reserved.

The film’s script does feel a little bit wonky, although even the infamous “The father, the son and the house of Gucci” line is a little bit let embarrassing given the context of the film. But Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna do a good enough job for this film.

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