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Go Go Tales

Go Go Tales (2007)

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Average Rating: 5/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2

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Indie stalwart Abel Ferrara helms this quirky comedy about the goings-on at a downtown cabaret. Willem Defoe stars as Ray Ruby, the proprietor of a joint where all of the dancing girls have big dreams of working their way up to bigger and better things. But trouble begins to brew when money suddenly comes between Ray and his two associates, played by Bob Hoskins and Matthew Modine. Asia Argento and Drea de Matteo also star. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

Unrated,

Drama, Art House & International, Comedy

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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (6)

A touching and tender valentine to a lost New York, a city that now exists only as a hallucination.

January 6, 2011 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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A highly personal movie, Go Go Tales finds Ferrara in a frenzied yet pensive mode.

January 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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A typically lax late-period Ferrara work, far from the glories of King of New York.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Ferrara is in a wonderfully loose and comedic mood.

May 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Amazingly dunderheaded.

May 23, 2007
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An alternately earthy and stylized cross of Robert Altman and Federico Fellini where the freaks trump the tramps as the main attraction.

January 14, 2011 Full Review Source: NewsBlaze
NewsBlaze

big-hearted, unabashedly cheesy and larger-than-life

January 6, 2011 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

In Ferrera's strip club, the owner sings a sad love song on stage.

June 29, 2008 Full Review
FilmsInReview.com

For a film about a strip club, it's surprisingly boring.

June 24, 2008 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

Very reminiscent of John Cassavetes' The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, but not as focused.

June 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

Probably the most lovingly photographed stripper movie of all time.

February 4, 2008 Full Review Source: SpoutBlog
SpoutBlog

A self-indulgent fleshfest that's not just about stripping and lap dancing but *is* stripping and lap dancing for nearly its entire 96 minutes, Abel Ferrara's Go Go Tales feels poles apart, so to speak, from an actual movie.

October 19, 2007 Full Review Source: Critical Women
Critical Women

Go Go Tales' sleazy energy, sense of community, black humor and bittersweet nostalgia are infectious.

October 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

Welcome to the seedy demimonde of the club Paradise, where Ferrara probes the dreams of lives less ordinary, including his own.

September 25, 2007 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Wacky and good-humored, Go Go has a seductive visual appeal that Ferrara exploits to the fullest.

August 30, 2007 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

A shallow but vivid backstage portrait of a strip club as phenom on the verge of extinction, drawing on films by Cassavetes, Altman and Egoyan. Feminist critics will have a field day with Ferrara's male gaze at the gorgeous, stereotypical performers.

May 31, 2007
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Good-natured but somewhat half-baked.

May 23, 2007 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

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