God's Pocket

Lists: Drama

Brief Synopsis: "In the gritty, blue-collar neighborhood of God's Pocket, Mickey Scarpato's crazy stepson, Leon, is killed in a construction “accident,” and Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when a local columnist comes sniffing around for the truth, things go from bad to worse."

Overall Ranking: 2932 (Rank from 2014: # 215)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 66.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 33.33%


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David Baruffi52(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown43 - The right movie quote can say everything about the film in which it is uttered with just a few brief words. In the case of John Slattery's God's Pocket, the opening quote above says everything about the simple people in this sad little town. Unfortunately, that's not exactly saying much about the movie.
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Dan O'Neill25(full review)

People Involved

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (Mickey Scarpato)
  • John Turturro (Arthur Bird Capezio)
  • Christina Hendricks (Jeannie Scarpato)
  • Eddie Marsan (Smilin Jack Moran)
  • Richard Jenkins (Richard Shelburn)
  • Caleb Landry Jones (Leon Scarpato)
  • Eddie McGee (Petey)
  • Lenny Venito (Little Eddie)
  • Sophia Takal (Temple Grad)
  • Peter Gerety (McKenna)
  • John Cenatiempo (State trooper (uncredited))
  • John Slattery (Director)