Those very camp-forward trailers Universal Pictures released were apparently honest about the movie’s tone; according to a number of audience reviews, the movie is very dramatic and stylized. It seems that one’s preference for loud drama will likely determine how happy “House of Gucci” will make you.
Initial reviews for the film are incredibly divided at the moment. On the positive side of the fence, IndieWire’s Chris O’Falt tweeted that “House of Gucci” is “Big & soapy” and that it “really hit the spot” for him. Simon Thompson of Forbes called the movie “Shakespearean in its execution” while referring to its excesses. Clayton Davis of Variety called the film “Instantly the most quotable/meme-able movie since ‘Borat'” and predicted it “[w]ill be divided by many.” Jazz Tangcay, also of Variety, declared that “The cast delivers the best performances of the year.”
On the negative side of things, Brandon Katz of The Observer stated that the movie is an “overwrought slog” and that the film’s glitz and “wealth porn” is “not enough to save the movie from its own messiness.” Allison Wilmore of Vulture tweeted, “HOUSE OF GUCCI is not a good movie but it is a good time?” while comparing Jared Leto’s accent to Nintendo’s Mario. Scott Menzel of the Hollywood Critics Association called the movie a “[B]loated & uneven mess that feels like two different movies rolled in one.”
Fans will be able to judge for themselves when “House of Gucci” hits theaters on November 24.