“Gotti” targets critics but has a disingenuous agenda

Normally, I don’t bother to cover poorly received films here. It’s easier to focus on the positive, at least outside of the awards race. However, this is a unique situation. The mob film Gotti opened last weekend, to some of 2018’s worst reviews. Well, some of in the sense that only a very small amount of press, notably those who were granted interview opportunities, were screened the movie in advance of its release. That led, in part, to a poor showing at the box office. Then, this week, the producers tried to use social media to spin it, claiming that audiences, the few who saw it, anyway, loved it, while critics were trying to keep you from seeing it. Simply put, that’s fake news, so it’s something I’m going to address today. The movie is a biopic of crime boss John Gotti. The plot synopsis
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