Gasoline (2002)




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Two women on the run from the law soon find they have more than the cops to contend with in this feminist thriller from Italy. Eleonora (Mariella Valentini) learns that her daughter Lenni (Regina Orioli), a teenage runaway, is working at a run-down gas station in a small town, and decides to pay her a visit. Eleonora is quite surprised to discover that Lenni also happens to be involved in a lesbian relationship with Stella (Maya Sansa), a mechanic who runs the station. While glad to see her … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Julio Hernández Cordón, Riitta Ciccone, Monica Stambrini, Anne Riitta Ciccone, Elena Stancanelli
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On DVD: Nov 11, 2003
Strand Releasing

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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (9)

Stambrini's dialogue seems especially dull, and the screenplay lacks dramatic urgency.

Full Review… | October 24, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
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By the time we get to the big finish, it feels as if we've merely been poked repeatedly in the ribs with a really good-looking stick.

Full Review… | August 27, 2003
L.A. Weekly
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Stambrini and her cinematographer, Fabio Cianchetti, give the proceedings a high-tech, energetic look that keeps the thrill and entertainment levels high.

Full Review… | July 8, 2003
New York Post
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Containing elements from more than a few of its similarly themed predecessors, the loopy but tautly staged Gasoline still manages to be engrossing throughout its brief running time.

July 8, 2003
Hollywood Reporter
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A film that feels like a Europeanized compendium of just about every indie alt-action movie cliche of the past decade.

Full Review… | July 5, 2003
Toronto Star
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Devoid of originality, Gasoline is at least a model of modesty -- a road movie that goes nowhere slowly, and ends up where it began.

Full Review… | July 1, 2003
Village Voice
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