House of Gucci tells the true story of how Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga)
married the fashion empire heir Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) only to end up
having him murdered after their marriage broke down.
Directed by Ridley Scott of Blade Runner and Alien fame, House Of Gucci is
an enjoyable if somewhat uneven watch, known for sprawling epics such as
Gladiator and Kingdom Of Heaven the intimacy of the story is sometimes lost
as Scott drags the story out, it runs at over two and a half hours, longer
than it needs to be, the last hour in particularly feels as if it could
have down with some additional editing.
The star of the film and it’s box office drawing power is without doubt
Lady Gaga, great in A Star is Born I would say that her performance is
competent but no more than that, why she’s getting such lavish praise from
some critics escapes me. The supporting performances vary wildly in quality
Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino as the elderly Gucci brothers Rodolfo and Aldo
are great in their parts the same however can’t be said of Jared Leto who
plays the idiotic son of Aldo as if he’s been dropped in from a different
film, and a comedy one at that.
House Of Gucci isn’t bad it’s just not the great film event of the year
that some have been making out, a different director might have been able
to rain things in in terms of the performances and story unfortunately for
Scott he’s done neither and what we’ve ended up with is an enjoyable if
somewhat uneven film with some good and some not so good performances.