Get Gotti review: Tame series has you sleeping with the fishes

Get Gotti is a 3 part crime documentary about the “Teflon Don” John Gotti and how the authorities brought him down after numerous attempts. The series is streaming on Netflix.


John Gotti rose to the head of the Gambino Family in New York after ordering a public hit on the previous godfather, Big Paul Castellano. Various law enforcement agencies narrowed in on Gotti and knew he was the next big fish to be taken down.

The Department of Justice, the Organized Crime Task Force (OCTF), and the FBI were all on Gotti’s trail and realized that it would take a lot of effort and precision to pin him for his crimes.

The more times Gotti escaped the long arm of the law, the more brazen and arrogant he became which ultimately led to his eventual downfall.


The strong proof against John Gotti laid out in the series and how he did things is very interesting and worth paying attention to.

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The people involved in his case are simple talking heads and barely register as engaging subjects. The series covers a wide variety of people from both sides of the law and very few of them are memorable.

Hearing Diane Giacalone speak so callously about a human life, even if it was of a violent mobster is quite disheartening. Her attempts to get justice led to even more bloodshed and she doesn’t show enough remorse.


Get Gotti is a very basic retelling of how authorities successfully took down John Gotti and landed a huge blow to the New York Mafia but as a source of entertainment, it is considerably lacking. The format does its best to keep the audience immersed but doesn’t necessarily succeed in that aspect.

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Director: Sebastian Smith

Date Created: 2023-10-24 12:30

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