Fifth about The Seventh

House of Gucci

House of Gucci: Ridley Scott knows he has a good story in his hands: it is a tale of family (and a very recognizable one at that) infighting, filled with backstabbings, a show of greed and obsession. However, he also seems to have forgotten (or ignored) the value of brevity: the film often drags, and part of the reason is that none of the five central characters are easy to root for. The performances are extra campy, particularly with the extra-thick Italian accent most of the cast uses. Al Pacino and Jared Leto clearly have lots of fun hamming it up; Adam Driver and Jeremy Irons are both (relatively) subdued. Lady Gaga, however, is simply annoying with her portrait, clearly upstaged by her co-stars. The costume design, done by Janty Yates, is very solid and meaningful; production designer Arthur Max also does a very good job recreating the period’s style. Cinematographer Dariusz Wolski captures it all elegantly.

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