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1962 1h 45m Comedy Crime Drama List
96% Tomatometer 49 Reviews 80% Audience Score 500+ Ratings Antonio travels to Sicily with his wife and children to meet his family and earns the favor of a local mobster who sends him to find an enemy of the mob in New York. Read More Read Less

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Mafioso begins as an amusing farce and skillfully transforms into a portentous social drama.

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Ben Kenigsberg Time Out Director Lattuada was reportedly acclaimed for his oddball tonal shifts, which Mafioso offers in spades. Rated: 4/6 Jul 12, 2007 Full Review Chris Vognar Dallas Morning News The transitional gears never grind. They just keep clicking until you know you're along for the entire ride. Rated: A- May 11, 2007 Full Review Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle The sort of masterpiece that will obliterate memories of lesser, later efforts in the 'meeting the parents' comedy lineage. Brilliant. Rated: 4/4 Apr 26, 2007 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Brilliant neglected and underappreciated film about the Sicilian mafia. Rated: A Dec 15, 2008 Full Review Michele Kenner Milwaukee Journal Sentinel A gentle Italian comedy from 1962 that takes a sobering, chilling turn that would make Michael Corleone proud. Rated: 3/4 Jul 12, 2007 Full Review Phil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star Director Alberto Lattuada's seriocomic 1962 look at the Sicilian mob lifestyle broke the omerta, providing a look at the sordidly fascinating life of the wiseguy. Rated: 3/4 May 30, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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Abe A One of the five greatest movies of all time, in my opinion. In no particular order, Last Year at Marienbad, Breathless, Goodfellas, Mafioso and one more...I'm undecided. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/24 Full Review nefasto r "Mafioso" is a drama from the start. Subtle at the beginning and direct at the end, but a sad, realistic drama nevertheless. A decent film with a great Sordi. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review andrey k Excellent movie. Vivacious, vibrant and funny unless it is not. It starts as a conventional Italian comedy but ends up as a colorful depiction of Sicilian people and especially the legendary Sicilian mafia and its worldwide influence. I can see how this film was a great influence on the future modern gangster epics like 'The Godfather', for example the scene of killing in the barber shop so much reminded me of Michael Corleone killing police captain and Sollozzo. And in general this film stands out from other gangster films of the earlier period. A masterpiece. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This film starts well and has a lot of potential, but doesn't do much with it. By the time the story starts getting really interesting, it's over. Not bad, but a little far-fetched (Your family wouldn't notice that you were gone long enough to travel from Sicily to New York and back when you were just supposed to be hunting? Did I miss something?) and then fizzles at the end. I will give it credit for doing a great job with building the dread and suspense leading up to the climax. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Definitely has its humorous moments. I recommend it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Francis ford Coppola had to watch this film before he started his career, probably Martin Scosese too. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Synopsis Antonio travels to Sicily with his wife and children to meet his family and earns the favor of a local mobster who sends him to find an enemy of the mob in New York.
Alberto Lattuada
Tonino Cervi
Rafael Azcona, Bruno Caruso, Marco Ferreri
Production Co
Dino de Laurentiis Corp.
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Original Language
Rerelease Date (Theaters)
Jan 19, 2007
Release Date (DVD)
Mar 18, 2008
Box Office (Gross USA)
1h 45m