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Go Go Tales Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 13, 2014
For action there's exotic dancers to ogle.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
January 14, 2011
An alternately earthy and stylized cross of Robert Altman and Federico Fellini where the freaks trump the tramps as the main attraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
January 6, 2011
A touching and tender valentine to a lost New York, a city that now exists only as a hallucination.
| Original Score: 3/5
Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com
January 6, 2011
big-hearted, unabashedly cheesy and larger-than-life
| Original Score: 4/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 4, 2011
A highly personal movie, Go Go Tales finds Ferrara in a frenzied yet pensive mode.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
December 22, 2010
A typically lax late-period Ferrara work, far from the glories of King of New York.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
June 29, 2008
In Ferrera's strip club, the owner sings a sad love song on stage.
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Jamie Tipps
Film Threat
June 24, 2008
For a film about a strip club, it's surprisingly boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 9, 2008
Very reminiscent of John Cassavetes' The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, but not as focused.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Karina Longworth
SpoutBlog
February 4, 2008
Probably the most lovingly photographed stripper movie of all time.
Prairie Miller
Critical Women
October 19, 2007
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.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
October 5, 2007
Go Go Tales' sleazy energy, sense of community, black humor and bittersweet nostalgia are infectious.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 25, 2007
Welcome to the seedy demimonde of the club Paradise, where Ferrara probes the dreams of lives less ordinary, including his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Richard Mowe
Boxoffice Magazine
August 30, 2007
Wacky and good-humored, Go Go has a seductive visual appeal that Ferrara exploits to the fullest.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
May 31, 2007
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.
| Original Score: C+
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Robert Koehler
Variety
May 23, 2007
Ferrara is in a wonderfully loose and comedic mood.
Jonathan Romney
Screen International
May 23, 2007
Good-natured but somewhat half-baked.
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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
May 23, 2007
Amazingly dunderheaded.
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