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Assassination Tango Reviews

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April 17, 2003
What we care about in Assassination Tango is the tango, not the assassination.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 11, 2003
Boring, meandery and clumsy.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 2, 2003
What could have been a fascinating exploration of the sensuous culture of Argentine tango (a subject the actor/director displays an affection for) winds up instead being a rather clumsy mobster movie with lots of been-there, done-that touches.
| Original Score: 2/5
May 27, 2003
Are there 72 year-old hit men?
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April 4, 2003
Generally delivers in none of the areas it penetrates, not as a thriller, not as an encomium to the tango, not as a tribute to a passionate relationship.
April 4, 2003
The dancing episodes hold interest while the assassination plot becomes superfluous.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
March 30, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 31, 2003
Irresolute and underdeveloped, this movie has two ideas smushed together without a disciplined evaluation of what they mean to each other and where they fit. It's a character study that isn't more than skin deep.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 27, 2003
Francis Ford Coppola suggested to his friend that he combine his love of tango with his love of filmmaking. The story doesn't seem to be thought out much beyond that.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 15, 2004
It's slow, but it's also sure-footed. Duvall takes it at his own damn pace, and his grouchy old man of a contract killer is a well-rounded and wholly believable personage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 21, 2003
Duvall missteps in trying to mesh suspense with a love story.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 27, 2003
If Mr. Duvall's finely textured performance is a testament to the power of good screen acting to lift a film above the mundane, the movie's many irritating tics demonstrate that he is much more at home in front of the camera than behind it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 28, 2003
Overlong and far less engaging than Duvall's earlier Angelo My Love and The Apostle.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 3, 2003
An exercise in narcissism and nepotism that scoots by, not on story or suspense, but on [Duvall's] Old World charisma.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2003
It's hard to see what Duvall thinks is so interesting about the hit man, aside from the fact that he's playing him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 11, 2003
If this sounds like an awkward combination, it is.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 11, 2003
Read More | Original Score: C
April 11, 2003
The characters and situations here are all stereotypical or undercooked.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 28, 2003
Assassination Tango runs aground with an accumulation of small illogicalities.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2003
Robert Duvall should have stuck to the tango because the hit man aspect misses the target.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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