Mafioso Looking like an Italian version of Taxi 's Latka, Sordi's Nino is a naive, straitlaced foreman at a Fiat factory in Milan who returns to… Mafioso Looking like an Italian version of Taxi 's Latka, Sordi's Nino is a naive, straitlaced foreman at a Fiat factory in Milan who returns to…
Movie on DVD Review

Mafioso (2008)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Mar 18, 2008; DVD Release Date: Mar 18, 2008; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Comedy, Mystery and Thriller; With: Alberto Sordi; Distributor: Rialto Pictures

Looking like an Italian version of Taxi's Latka, Sordi's Nino is a naive, straitlaced foreman at a Fiat factory in Milan who returns to his rustic Sicilian hometown with his urbane wife (the Bardot-esque Bengell) and kids. The delightfully comic clash of cultures gets upended when the unwitting Nino is tapped by village patriarch Don Vincenzo to kill a rival mobster. EXTRAS on this pristine black-and-white gem include a 1996 interview with director Alberto Lattuada, an early Fellini collaborator. Mafioso is every bit as timeless as the Maestro's better-known classics. A

Originally posted Mar 21, 2008 Published in issue #984 Mar 28, 2008 Order article reprints