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  • Summary: A groundbreaking movie musical about the Sicilian Mafia, To Die For Tano tells the “true” story of Tano Guarrasi, a Mafia man of honor who was gunned down in his butcher shop during the bloody 1988 Mafia war. During his life, his terrible jealousy doomed his 4 sisters to spinsterhood. After his death, Tano’s sisters were liberated to pursue their dreams but his spirit continued to haunt them. Tano’s story is told by his various friends and family through song, dance and recollections. (Leisure Time Features) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin B. Lee
    Roberta Torre’s debut takes true incidents from the Mafia wars that plagued Palermo in the late ’80s and kicks them into a deliriously gaudy farce.
  2. Reviewed by: Tim Cogshell
    Lovers of deliberate kitsch should seek it out and make it a part of all celebrations of bad taste. Lovers of “The Godfather” films and new age mafia types like the “Sopranos” have always been into bad taste and so won’t get this.
  3. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Humor is inconsistent, and the film suffers from lack of shape and fluidity, playing more like a series of disjointed sketches. But there are more than enough high points to compensate.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Manically entertaining, Tano may have been a popular hit, but its caricatured world of papier-mâché bad taste fulfills at least one Underground criteria: Save for a big showstopper in the Vucciria market, it all could've been shot in someone's basement.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    An inexplicable multiple award winner, To Die for Tano left me more perplexed than pleased. But then I don’t really get Roberto Benigni either.
  6. 25
    The Italian film industry must be in sad shape when its latest import to the US is a tired bit of trash from 1997, To Die for Tano.