American Gigolo Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Schrader's third outing as a director is betrayed by a curious, uncharacteristic evasiveness at its core.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It all becomes something of an academic, if entertaining, exercise that fails to stir the emotions.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 59/100
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
A trama policial é fraquíssima, e nem Schrader (também roteirista) sabe como lidar com ela, já que o ato final da história abusa de cenas episódicas em fade, só para amarrar o desfecho.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
May 9, 2011
Schrader's development of the frame-up story is mechanically melodramatic, and Gere, essentially a boring actor, doesn't help much either. He just cannot carry a picture, even when his passivity and gentleness well serve some aspects of his character...
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 9, 2004
Slick, empty and far from sensual
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 29, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The whole movie has a winning sadness about it; take away the story's sensational aspects and what you have is a study in loneliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 2, 2004
Turn off the sound and just enjoy the visuals.
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 24, 2008
Pure fantasy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 4, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 29, 2004
American Gigolo explores the flashy career of a male hustler.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 29, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
January 3, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
While certainly not Schrader's best film as either a writer or director, it is still an interesting signpost of the early 1980s
| Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 30, 2011
Stylish but emotionally hollow, Paul Schrader's morality tale of a callboy (played by Richard Gere), offers some visual pleasures, including Armani's slick wardrobe.
Full Review | Original Score: C+

Sky Movies
May 9, 2011
Although the film rather loses its grip in the last two reels, this is, on the whole, an impressive piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 9, 2011
The story becomes increasingly implausible as its thriller elements kick in, but the moving last shot achieves a sense of spiritual transcendence and grace rare in American movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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