Tom Ford said the film left him ‘deeply sad for several days’.
His review was somewhat mixed, as he says it was “beautifully filmed” but questioned “Was it a farce or a gripping tale of greed? I often laughed out loud, but was I supposed to?”
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On the murder of Maurizio Gucci, Ford said that he “was deeply sad for several days after watching House of Gucci, a reaction that I think only those of us who knew the players and the play will feel.”
“It was hard for me to see the humor and camp in something that was so bloody. In real life, none of it was camp. It was at times absurd, but ultimately it was tragic.”
He also criticised the lack of character development within the film and appeared unimpressed with Leto and Pacino‘s performances.
Ford labels Gaga as “the true star of the film,” but also notices that “her accent migrates occasionally from Milan to Moscow. But who cares?”
He praised Driver’s portrayal of Gucci, saying his performance was “subtle and nuanced”
To conclude, Tom notes that with “impeccable costumes, stunning sets, and beautiful cinematography, the film, I suspect, will be a hit.”
“Splash the Gucci name across things and they usually sell.”