American Gigolo - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

American Gigolo Reviews

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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...
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Schrader's third outing as a director is betrayed by a curious, uncharacteristic evasiveness at its core.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
It all becomes something of an academic, if entertaining, exercise that fails to stir the emotions.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4