'House of Gucci&/#ip39, First Reactions Range From '#439e"Absurdly Enjoyable&'; to #339''Bloated and Uneven Mess& #39
The first reactions to Ridley Scotts House of Gucci are in and theyre a wild ride, exactly like the movie.
As the social media embargo lifted on the movie which stars Lady Gaga and Adam Driver Tuesday afternoon, film critics and journalists took to Twitter to praised the House of Gucci or air their grievances. Full reviews will arrive on Nov. 22.
The film stars Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani, the wife of Maurizio Gucci, who was tried and convicted of orchestrating the murder of his ex-husband. It follows the events and aftermath of Guinccis 1995 assassination, spanning three decades in the high fashion family life. "House of the Guc" also stars Jared Leto, Joey, Al Pacino, Salma Hayek and Alain Pacana.
Erik Davis raved about the movie, even though he compared it to The Godfather.
The story is a definite GODFATHER vibe, rich with family betrayal, transformative performances, lots of backstabbing & more serious than campy, Davis wrote. Lady Gaga is as incredible as Jared Leto, and the story was WILD! The attention to detail is impeccable.
The attention is impeccable, including the shabby-groom, the performance is a definite GODFATHER vibe, and is very well presented. The story is WIVE, as is Jared Leto, & the theme is good. Lady Gaga is impressive, but it is not just beautiful, it has resurgence.
Erik Davis, on November 9, 2021 (@ErikDavis) November 9-2021, 2023; Erik Smith, Kevin.
Even though, the founder of We Live Entertainment was far less enthusiastic. House of Gucci is a bloated & uneven mess that feels like two different movies rolled in one, Menzel wrote. Every single cast member acts like they are in / except Al Pacino, who seemed to understand the assignment and serves as the films MVP.
House of Gucci is a bloated, uneven mess that feels like two different movies rolled together. Every cast member acts like they are in - except Al Pacino, who seems to understand the assignment and is the films MVP. #HouseofGucci pic.twitter.com/Y5NvVkNVKN/MvQI is an incredibly unmistakable mess, eg teeming / the same movie, and the one who is in
Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) November 9, 2021.
Joey Nolfi called the movie "juicy caviar camp, an absurdly enjoyable Italian soap opera where Bald Jared Leto is pissed on a Gucci scarf."
The writer praised Gagas performance by describing him as earnest and ferocious, taking her evolution from movie star to mighty dramatic actress.
Lady Gaga's performance makes her the evolution from movie star to mighty dramatic actress.
Joey Nolfi (@joeynolFi) November 9, 2021 JoeY Nolefy ( @joy) December 9, 2121
Brandon Katz said the film is a slog without discernible direction.
"Too many narrative focuses stacked on top of each other can be fun, but not enough to protect the movie from its own messiness."
The movie is a slog without discernible direction. Too many narrative focuses are stacked on top of each other. Glitzy talented names hamming it in wealth porn can be fun, but not enough to save it from the movies own messiness.
Brandon Katz (@Great_Katzby) November 9, 2021.
Read more reaction below.
The original film, which has no time for detail, hasn't been delivered yet, but the film looks like a cartoonish Jared Leto, with an uneven tone. Against the eye of the story, HOUSE OF GUCCI is wackyly scolded in naive comedy gaga, Adam Driver and Al Pacino deliver - but he's in the other film edgy on an unfinished tone, and the mediocre effort by Ri
Matt Neglia (@NextBestPicture) November 9, 2021 2022 Matt Nellia, ((@lastbestPicature), November 9- 20 21 2020
The film is an astonishingly beautiful production. The cast of the film delivers the best performances of all year. This is a masterclass in acting. pic.twitter.com/PGmiZ1q05J.
Jazz Tangcay (@jazzt) November 9, 2021.
The 'Success of a great movie', by the name of "Sicker," whose own character is recognizable to many. This is the most quotable movie since "Borat." Jared Leto best since his Oscar win.
Clayton Davis (@ByClaytonDavis) November 9, 2021.
Where it's done, the world is a Shakespearean in its execution. A solid story of greed and hunger for success at all costs is covered with tragi-comedic interludes both entertaining in different ways. With solid performances, if occupied and overegged at times, it works but could be done with some slick, pic.twitter.com/q7EAfqQQpm0 /...
Simon Thompson (@ShowbizSimon) November 9 2021.
#HouseofGucci is delicious and fun. Can't take my eyes off it. @ladygaga and @JaredLeto are the most delicious of the bunch.
Marc Malkin (@marcmalkin) November 9 - 2021
It really hit me a lot with #HouseOfGucci Big and soapy. Everything Leto & Pacino do is ridiculous, yet well balanced with Driver / Gagas mannered 50s melodrama turns. Ridley Scott has everyone acting in the same movie, while going big with glorious gusto.
Chris O'Falt (@cofalt) November 9, 2021
The "House of Gucci" premieres on Nov. 24.