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Fading Gigolo Reviews

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Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups
April 18, 2016
In his own films, Woody tends to give the meatiest lines to his costars while he walks off with the wisecracks. Here he finds a most gracious host in Turturro, who happily focuses the spotlight on his prize casting coup.
Full Review | Original Score: 3 of 5
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
November 7, 2014
Turturro and Allen make for a good double act in some strong scenes, but the film as a whole feels light, without too much real substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
October 5, 2014
You wouldn't think that a comedy about a Brooklyn florist who becomes a professional gigolo could possibly be dull, especially one that holds out the prospect of a threesome involving Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara.
Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar
August 15, 2014
Though not a Woody Allen picture, it's clear Fading Gigolo is heavily influenced by the work of its supporting actor.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mal Vincent
The Virginian-Pilot
July 1, 2014
In today's economy, Gigolo opens a new service option, but the movie's concept works better when played for absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
June 30, 2014
... an uneven effort that contains some big laughs even as it struggles to find a consistent tone.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
June 13, 2014
In synopsis, Fading Gigolo might sound a little trashy; in its execution, it's gentle and sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 2, 2014
Fading Gigolo peters out significantly in the buildup to its utterly underwhelming final stretch...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Padraic McKiernan
Sunday Independent (Ireland)
May 30, 2014
There is the odd laugh but they're too few and far between to dispel the slightly creepy sense that, thematically, we're getting a middle-aged male fantasy take on what women want.
John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
May 29, 2014
Oy and hooray!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
May 29, 2014
With a witty observational script, amusing characters and a jazzy sense of life in New York, this feels like an old-fashioned Woody Allen movie, even though Allen merely costars in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
May 26, 2014
If you can get beyond the implausibility of Sharon Stone paying John Turturro to join her in a ménage à trois - and, frankly, I couldn't - then there are lightweight pleasures to be had amid the wry, angsty middle-aged male fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Gilbey
New Statesman
May 23, 2014
It would be misleading to suggest that the film falls into the so-bad-it's-good category. But a degree of obscure pleasure can be derived from the wrong-headedness of everything about it.
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)
May 23, 2014
Taken as a whimsical but fiery romantic comedy, it has easily enough charm to get away with its own idiosyncrasies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brian Viner
Daily Mail (UK)
May 23, 2014
The film pokes gentle and sometimes not so gentle fun at religious ultra-orthodoxy, which won't please everyone, but does so with unfailing charm and wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
May 23, 2014
The script rings false from the off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail
May 23, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
May 22, 2014
It has some funny moments, mostly courtesy of a scene-stealing Allen, but it is more of a quirky character study than a conventional comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Rose
Guardian
May 22, 2014
It's relaxed, amusing and warm, but nothing rings true.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
May 22, 2014
The premise is preposterous and many of the gags are tasteless, yet the tone is gentle, even elegiac, and the players are surprisingly sensitive.
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