I suppose I don’t know anything about movies because after reading all the one and two-star reviews my four seems generous.
Having grown up in an Italian household many of the themes expressed by the Dapper Don ring familiar to my ears. Having lived near NYC from the late 70s-late 80s I’m very familiar with the news coverage of Mr. Gotti. The movie hits the highlights. Remember, John Gotti was a colossal figure for his day and it’s difficult to accurately piece portray such a life in 2 hours.
The flash backs and flash forwards, for me, explained Gotti’s world view, and why he was so persistent in maintaining Mafia values until his death.
In closing, I think a miniseries is the better format than a docudrama, but overall the movie does a decent job of accurately portraying the milestone, both good and bad, of Don John Gotti.