American Gigolo Reviews

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April 28, 2018
Richard Gere, the highly touted actor critics invariably defend as a talent in search of a script, proves that his method acting can't propel him through a bad script.
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...
March 26, 2009
Schrader's third outing as a director is betrayed by a curious, uncharacteristic evasiveness at its core.
June 24, 2006
It all becomes something of an academic, if entertaining, exercise that fails to stir the emotions.
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.
August 15, 2018
'80s thriller has lots of sex, violence, language.
November 8, 2017
The journey from point A to point B might have been more direct, though given the film's lush visuals and many iconic New York settings, it would probably not have been as pretty.
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.
May 9, 2011
Schrader manages to underline the glamour of the protagonist's profession while at the same time illustrating its seedy underside.
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.
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