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Fading Gigolo (2014)

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Critic Consensus: Admittedly vulgar and ludicrous, Fading Gigolo gets a decent amount of mileage out of the entertaining chemistry between its starring duo.

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Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money. (C) Milennium
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    R (for some sexual content, language and brief nudity)
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     limited
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  • Box Office:
    $3,179,352.00
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Cast

John Turturro
as Fioravante
Sharon Stone
as Dr. Parker
Jade Dixon
as Cee Cee
Eugenia Kuzmina
as Lady on Street
Jade Nixon
as Cee Cee
Max Casella
as Guy at Counter
Michael Badalucco
as Burly Driver
Aida Turturro
as Driver's Wife
Allen Lewis Rickman
as Hasidic Driver
Ness Krell
as Little Devorah
Hilma Falkowski
as Lunching Lady
David Margulies
as Chief Rebbe
Abe Altman
as First Rabbi
Sol Frieder
as Ancient Rabbi
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Critic Reviews for Fading Gigolo

All Critics (126) | Top Critics (36)

The preposterousness of this plot marks Fading Gigolo as a vanity project, but it's hard to take Turturro too much to task when he hits so many other grace notes in between blowing his own horn.

Full Review… | May 23, 2014
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The premise is preposterous and many of the gags are tasteless, yet the tone is gentle, even elegiac, and the players are surprisingly sensitive.

Full Review… | May 22, 2014
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A story that pretends to be about sex but is actually focused on revealing the true nature of intimacy.

Full Review… | May 22, 2014
Toronto Star
Top Critic

"Fading Gigolo" may be far from perfect, but it's near impossible to dislike.

Full Review… | May 9, 2014
Detroit News
Top Critic

The chemistry is just right between Allen and Turturro, who immediately register as best friends for life, and between Stone and Turturro, whose mutual awkwardness gives way to a goofy form of passion.

May 8, 2014
Seattle Times
Top Critic

While Allen emerges from this mash-up relatively unscathed, Turturro as an implausible male prostitute gets maimed at the intersection of comedy and drama.

Full Review… | May 8, 2014
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Fading Gigolo

Despite its good moments - and there really are a handful of them, largely thanks to the presence of Woody Allen -, this average comedy is so harmless in many ways that even its sweet message about loneliness and connection gets diluted by how perfunctory the plot is.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

The writing and tone of Fading Gigolo is too uneven to make for a coherent, admirable film. The plot awkwardly shifts from melodrama to sexual comedy with no real justification. There are elements of the film that could have worked if the filmmakers had chosen one specific tone or message as opposed to several very different ones.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

½

A wonderfully compelling an enjoyable comedy with a great cast. John Turturro truly embraces his material he conceived with a heartfelt performance and solid direction. Woody Allen is excellent.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

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