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Assassination Tango Reviews

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April 17, 2003
The exquisitely genuine dance scenes are the anti-Chicago.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 17, 2003
What we care about in Assassination Tango is the tango, not the assassination.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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.
April 11, 2003
Boring, meandery and clumsy.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 11, 2003
Disconnected and even disoriented, Assassination Tango is an atmosphere in search of a reason.
April 11, 2003
While the assassination plot is interesting, the rest of Tango is dramatically flaccid.
Read More | Original Score: B-
April 11, 2003
An ode to love and art while simultaneously a reminder of human frailty.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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
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.
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
April 11, 2003
The characters and situations here are all stereotypical or undercooked.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 11, 2003
If this sounds like an awkward combination, it is.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 10, 2003
The film works as a self-portrait -- of both Duvall's character, and Duvall and his self-reflective style of acting.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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-
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.
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
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
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
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