True Romance Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 22, 2013
The only thing that goes wrong with the movie is Christian Slater... the failure of its central character ends up being an irritation, but not a film-crippling problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 1, 2013
...a pulpy good time that holds up remarkably well two decades after its theatrical release...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Chris Barsanti
August 23, 2012
...[a] violently funny genre mishmash that gave Tony Scott's new life, and also transmitted Quentin Tarantino's vision more credibly than the screenwriter and then-novice director could have done himself.
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
August 16, 2009
If shoot-'em-up, gobble-'em-down movies like The Fugitive and Jurassic Park are rated PG-13 these days, what does an R-rated action adventure look like? Like True Romance: violent to a fault, glam to the max.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 16, 2009
About as good as contemporary Hollywood movies get.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 16, 2009
Such a rush that it's only towards the end that you realise the picture is less than the sum of its impressive parts.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 1, 2009
A hall of fame guy's movie...[with] a macho '90s ensemble eclipsed only by Glengarry Glen Ross...the monologues--oh, the monologues! [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 26, 2009
...a chase picture, a gangster picture, and a wacky, turbulent romance...sort of a Bonnie and Clyde on speed.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jason McKiernan
May 20, 2009
insanely transcendent
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
August 2, 2008
My Favorite Movie Of All Time
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
January 9, 2007
Based on an early script from Tarantino, Tony Scott's wild movie is amour fou for youth of the 1990s, a gutsy, violent, often exciting picture likely to divide film critics.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
If the romance seldom seems 'true', the spiralling violence (script, Quentin Tarantino) does succeed, in a brutish, cod-Jacobean kind of way.
April 3, 2006
like always, Walken owns the movie
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
God I wish I had written this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
July 28, 2005
A hip, clever and irreverent high-voltage thriller with nary a dull moment.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Clint Morris
May 12, 2005
Fast, Fun and Fantastically performed....One hot little movie
| Original Score: 4/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 15, 2005
One of the most dynamic action films of the 1990s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 7, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
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