• R, 1 hr. 56 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Paul Schrader
    In Theaters:
    Feb 1, 1980 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 23, 2000
  • Paramount Home Video

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American Gigolo Reviews

Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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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...

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May 9, 2011
Variety Staff
Variety
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Schrader's third outing as a director is betrayed by a curious, uncharacteristic evasiveness at its core.

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March 26, 2009
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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It all becomes something of an academic, if entertaining, exercise that fails to stir the emotions.

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June 24, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 23, 2004
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