TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - June 19, 2018
Audiences loved Gotti but critics don’t want you to see it… The question is why??? Trust the people and see it for yourself! pic.twitter.com/K6a9jAO4UH
— Gotti Film (@Gotti_Film) June 19, 2018
In the realm of movie advertising, Gotti might have the most confrontational campaign I've ever seen. The film wasn't screened for critics, so those who were brave enough trekked out to the theater on opening day to render their verdict on it. Turns out, none of the critics who weighed in—26 as of press time—found it to be a good film, earning it a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Now, the mafia doesn't cotton to no namby pamby limp wristed intellectual types telling them whether their movie is good or not. This advertisement makes that much clear. Speaking from experience, I can tell you for a fact that my dad went to see Gotti for Father's Day and wouldn't shut the hell up about how good Travolta was in the movie.
So yeah, maybe Gotti isn't a critical darling, and maybe it's not The Godfather for a new generation, but you know what, it's got the balls to say as much. Guys like my dad and other hard-working union men out there have seen the film, and have sworn on condition of busted knee caps that it's a hell of a movie. Who you gonna believe? Gotti is in theaters now. You've got roughly forty eight hours to check it out before it gets bumped from multiplexes after grossing less than two million dollars this past weekend.