The True Story of the Most Notorious Gangster of Our Generation.
Not currently showing on the local cinema circuit.
John Travolta, Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Kelly Preston, Pruitt Taylor Vince, William DeMeo, Leo Rossi, Chris Kerson, Stacy Keach
|Leo Rossi, Lem Dobbs
|Jacob Bunton, Jorge Gomez, Pitbull
|Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films, Fiore Films, Highland Film Group
|Strong impact, frequent, used in a form of expression and demeaning manner.
|Strong impact, frequent, presented realistically.
|The themes contained in this biographical action drama film are complex and mature including: organised crime, racketeering, extortion, blackmail, assassination, violent intimidation, implied drug dealing, power, betrayal, imprisonment, sacrifice, murder, anger, lies and loyalty presented in dark threatening and menacing style. The film touches on the grief attached to the loss of a child and the violent revenge by the mafia. The themes are of an entertainment value and carry no positive messages that would be beneficial to the younger viewers although biographical. The themes carry the potential to cause psychological and moral harm to viewers who might still be cognitively or emotionally immature. The depiction of the inner workings of organised crime as well as the almost non-chalantly used language would be confusing, distressing and upsetting to viewers younger than the of 16.
|These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.
|Rated R for strong violence and pervasive language
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.
|Suggested age limit
|Positive role models
|Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
Ilan Preskovsky What all this means, then, is that Gotti isn’t so much Travolta’s latest Face/Off so much as it is his latest Battlefield Earth: a personal passion project that has opened to critical scorn and public indifference.
Jeffrey M. Anderson Incomprehensible, violent mess glorifies real-life mobster.
What the People say
|The Movie DB
Average .. 30%