Movie review: House of Gucci

Cast: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Genre: Crime, Drama

Rating: 8/10

Inspired by the true scandal of the family behind the Italian fashion empire. When Patrizia Reggiani, an outsider from humble beginnings marries into the Gucci family, her unbridled ambition begins to unravel their legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately murder.

Movie review: House of Gucci

Thumbs up:

Brace yourself for a (mostly) true wild ride, and for what is likely to be one of the year’s most divisive films - plenty of love and hate. Lady Gaga (Oscar winner, A STAR IS BORN, 2018) stars as Patrizia and was perfect for the role. Jared Leto also did a fantastic job playing the incompetent cousin in the family. The script is good, with drama, intrigue, and bits of humour.

Lots of smoking, stylish and glorious scenery in the bulk of the movie. It is a very well-made true story about the Gucci family business, money, and marriage.

Thumbs down:

The film does run a little too long with its run times (short of 2 hours, 40 minutes), and the direction is uneven with its tone. The movie was at times hard to take seriously, felt like a soap opera, not to mention the story is allegedly not that accurate.


If you can get over the style shift from trailer to feature film and a somewhat lengthy runtime, you will find this to be a well-made fashion flick.