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Tango (1998)

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67

Average Rating: 7.8/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 2

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Combining fiction and documentary, 66-year-old Carlos Saura directed this Spanish-Argentine dance drama with masterful camerawork by acclaimed cinematographer Vittorio Storaro. After his wife (Cecilia Narova) leaves him, Argentine film director Mario Suarez (Miguel Angel Sola), moves to a Buenos Aires suburb, and begins work on a film about the tango with meticulous care. At a cabaret, he encounters gangster Angelo Larroca (Juan Luis Galiardo), lover of aspiring dancer Elena Flores (Mia

Aug 3, 1999

Sony Pictures Classics

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A most uninteresting and unsatisfying story pads the film between dance scenes.

November 16, 2009 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Saura aims for the Fellini masterpiece, but lacks both Fellini's playfulness and easy fusion of fantasy and reality.

November 25, 2008 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

You'll want to learn to tango after seeing this sumptuous movie.

December 5, 2005
ColeSmithey.com

...a movie that will appeal more to those with particular knowledge of -- and enthusiasm for -- the quintessential Argentine dance.

January 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

A sense-luscious film that conveys the passion, the exotic footwork and the sexual undertow of the tango.

March 3, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

The dancing is good enough to carry this film alone.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Allows the tango, in its myriad expressive forms, to take center stage, telling the story and igniting the senses with its sinuous, elegant moves.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A realistic, haunting fantasy with power and passion.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Nitrate Online
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