24 January 2014 | Weirdling_Wolf
Robust entry in the violent euro-crime cannon by talented director, Pasquale Squitieri.
For some inexplicable reason 'Gang War in Naples' (aka) 'Camorra remains an obscure cinematic prospect; and while the gifted director Pasquale Squitieri has fortified this undeniably robust Mafiosi actioner with many zesty set pieces, it is, sadly, one of myriad unseen Italian Euro Crime efforts of the 1970's; which is a great shame, since the nifty, two-fisted charms of 'Camorra' remain an undiluted, high-octane concoction! Admittedly the ubiquitous 'terrorizing thug rising up the ranks of the cosa nostra' theme is a little uninspired; but the hackneyed narrative is emboldened considerably by the welcome inclusion of that most magnetic and handsome of Italian leading men, Fabio Testi; who plays the scheming and violent hoodlum, Tonino Rosso with great elan; thus far, I have yet to see a lacklustre performance from this swarthy-eyed devil! 'Gang War in Naples' (aka) 'Camorra' is an unashamed crowd-pleaser; with its success as solid late night entertainment due in no small part to the indefatigably luminous charisma of thespian titan, Testi, and Pasquale injects much rigor in what is ostensibly a tired premise. Good stuff! And mine's a J&B rocks!