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Assassination Tango Reviews

May 28, 2003
Assassination Tango runs aground with an accumulation of small illogicalities.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 1, 2003
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.
April 18, 2003
A film that uses tango as a metaphor for life ought to generate some fire. But Assassination Tango offers little heat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
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
The characters and situations here are all stereotypical or undercooked.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 11, 2003
Read More | Original Score: C
April 11, 2003
If this sounds like an awkward combination, it is.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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 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
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 4, 2003
A great character actor's love letter to the one art form that makes him feel like a star.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2003
Something of a noirish thriller, although Duvall's script drops the ball big time in this regard.
April 4, 2003
Duvall has created it from the inside out, seeing it not through the eyes of the audience but through the mind of Anderson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
About one commanding performance, fascinating to watch but not strong enough to redeem the muddled story line on which it hangs.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 3, 2003
A wonderfully crafted, smartly acted study of a complex old coot.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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 3, 2003
It's a film whose pleasures creep up on you.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 28, 2003
Even Marlon Brando wouldn't be able to keep this from being the last tango in Buenos Aires that anyone is likely to see on screen for a while.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 28, 2003
The dance scenes are lovely, but by the end it hits you that the assassination is the movie's real tango, and that few artists have caught the swirl and kick of modern male aggression better than Duvall.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 28, 2003
Overlong and far less engaging than Duvall's earlier Angelo My Love and The Apostle.
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 27, 2003
Written and directed by Duvall, Assassination Tango is a wonderfully eccentric piece of filmmaking -- to demand it cohere to formula would be to miss the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 27, 2003
If you love dance movies, Assassination Tango is worth a go.
March 25, 2003
The film is scrupulously posture-free.
March 23, 2003
For those who do not demand a firm adherence to formulas and genre-driven expectations, this movie offers the chance to see something a little different.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 21, 2003
Duvall missteps in trying to mesh suspense with a love story.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 8, 2002
While [its] diverse parts don't always coalesce, Duvall's performance is a fully dimensional, richly robust keeper.