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Assassination Tango Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 17, 2003
What we care about in Assassination Tango is the tango, not the assassination.
| Original Score: 3/5
Diana Saenger
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 13, 2003
Duvall's passion for the tango seems lost in a spinning plot that needs more than a few fancy steps to appease viewers.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
April 12, 2003
It doesn't offer enough depth to command attention, sometimes even becoming downright soporific.enes, the old bag switcheroo, dim-bulb crooks and zany antics.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 11, 2003
Boring, meandery and clumsy.
| Original Score: 1/4
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
April 11, 2003
Watching a Robert Duvall performance has become like putting on a great, weathered pair of boots -- you know it will feel good and you will want to go the distance.
| Original Score: 3/4
Shawn Levy
April 11, 2003
Disconnected and even disoriented, Assassination Tango is an atmosphere in search of a reason.
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Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
April 11, 2003
While the assassination plot is interesting, the rest of Tango is dramatically flaccid.
| Original Score: B-
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Tom Long
Detroit News
April 11, 2003
An ode to love and art while simultaneously a reminder of human frailty.
| Original Score: B+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 11, 2003
Assassination Tango has very little to do with style -- or even plot -- and everything to do with the way a character moves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
April 11, 2003
Moves to an off-kilter rhythm that seems at times to be locked away in the head of its writer/director/star.
Paul Salfen
April 11, 2003
Not only is it hard to buy the premise, it's hardly interesting to begin with.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 11, 2003
The characters and situations here are all stereotypical or undercooked.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
April 11, 2003
If this sounds like an awkward combination, it is.
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Carter
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 10, 2003
The film works as a self-portrait -- of both Duvall's character, and Duvall and his self-reflective style of acting.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
April 10, 2003
Yes, it's murky, but if you enjoy watching Mr. Duvall dig into a gnarly character, the script's flaws fade in importance.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
April 9, 2003
Duvall as a complex killer should be a slam-dunk, but it's nowhere close. Without a director to rein him in, he gets lazy, relying way too much on his trademark tic of chuckling midword, midsentence.
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
When Duvall films the tango, his passion for it is palpable. You can feel the wonder he feels at its emotion and its precision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 4, 2003
The studied pace of Duvall's film, and his carefully measured performance, will win over more patient patrons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 4, 2003
It's an uneven but occasionally fascinating film, as labors of love so often are.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Judy
Screen It!
April 4, 2003
A film that feels like the writer, director and star was too blinded by his interest in the subject matter to make a good movie about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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