Assassination Tango

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Slow to start, this quirky film eventually overstays its welcome.

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John J. (Robert Duvall) is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the general he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela (Luciana Pedraza), a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual world of the tango. Spellbound by the rich and mysterious world Manuela has shown him, his idyll is shattered when the reality of why he's there comes crashing down around him.

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  • Assassination Tango runs aground with an accumulation of small illogicalities.

    May 28, 2003 | Rating: 2/4

    Jan Stuart

    Newsday
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  • It's a curious and unsatisfying lark, in which Robert Duvall the actor is rendered speechless by Robert Duvall the writer and sideswiped by Robert Duvall the director.

    May 1, 2003

    Rex Reed

    Observer
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  • A film that uses tango as a metaphor for life ought to generate some fire. But Assassination Tango offers little heat.

    April 18, 2003 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • What we care about in Assassination Tango is the tango, not the assassination.

    April 17, 2003 | Rating: 3/5
  • While the assassination plot is interesting, the rest of Tango is dramatically flaccid.

    April 11, 2003 | Rating: B-
  • An ode to love and art while simultaneously a reminder of human frailty.

    April 11, 2003 | Rating: B+

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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