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'The Mafia Kills Only in Summer': EW review

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The Mafia Kills Only in Summer

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
89 minutes
release date:
03/04/15
Limited Release Date:
03/06/15
Wide Release Date:
03/04/15
performer:
Cristiana Capotondi, Pierfrancesco Diliberto
director:
Pierfrancesco Diliberto
genre:
Comedy, Crime, Romance

We gave it a C+

Actor-director Pierfrancesco Diliberto’s Italian import is an uneasy blend of coming-of-age comedy and political satire set in Sicily during a bloody wave of Mafia assassinations in the ’70s. The sun-kissed story follows a clumsy Casanova pining for a classmate as he tries to navigate the unspoken code of silence surrounding the local Cosa Nostra. Despite some real moments of sweetness, it ends up feeling a bit slight. C+

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