Love Ranch Reviews

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July 29, 2010
Once Hackford has committed to the characters and to their compelling (if dark) world, he has nowhere to go but to some predecided facts that might not be the most interesting end to the characters' journey.
July 9, 2010
The only vaguely interesting aspect to this film is the subplot involving a past-his-prime Argentinian heavyweight owned by Charlie.
Top Critic
July 7, 2010
Even Helen Mirren on a bad day is better than nine out of ten American film queens polluting movie screens on any given Sunday, but really, this is one time she should have stayed in bed.
July 6, 2010
Try though she might, Mirren can't save the hackneyed and singularly unerotic story...
July 6, 2010
It starts flat and gets so tired.
July 2, 2010
Gives you only a superficial, clichd picture of brothel life.
July 2, 2010
If you've been panting to see Joe Pesci and Dame Helen Mirren get it on, hustle over to Love Ranch.
July 1, 2010
Joe Pesci ended a 12-year retirement from the screen (excepting his brief turn in Robert De Niro's The Good Shepherd) to star in this miserable drama.
July 1, 2010
Have you been waiting for Helen Mirren to run the best little whorehouse in Reno?
July 1, 2010
That the cast includes Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci and Gina Gershon ought to provide redemption, but the script fails to persuade me this story needed to be told.
July 1, 2010
In theory, it had all the signs of a ripe Mirren performance, but she's undone by a weak script that leaves her flailing like an Olympic swimmer in a pool full of jelly.
July 1, 2010
Love Ranch is less than two hours long, but it feels longer. Much longer -- as in long enough for the Rostovs to marry off Natasha and for Napoleon to retreat from Moscow.
June 30, 2010
Hackford fails to squeeze the tiniest bit of juice, sexy or comic or otherwise, out of the chintzy-libertine locale.
June 30, 2010
A movie with prostitutes, guns, boxing and Reno is crying out for the film noir treatment. Along with neon signs in the desert, give us some terse dialogue and some fatalism.
June 30, 2010
Helen Mirren's estimable talents are wasted in this soapy puddle, which is directed by her husband Taylor Hackford.
June 30, 2010
What could have been a juicy, pulpy noir, based loosely on the real-life 1976 Mustang Ranch love triangle involving Joe and Sally Conforte and Sally's boxer paramour, instead has the dramatic consistency of rice milk.
June 30, 2010
With two great, ideally cast actors and such potentially fascinating subject matter, why does Love Ranch feel like a clumsy TV movie?
June 30, 2010
There's no flash, no sizzle, no surprise. Just beefcake and cheesecake, served on a plastic plate.
June 30, 2010
Well-acted but clumsy...
June 30, 2010
For once, Mirren seems like she's coasting in her fur coats and borrowed Dietrich attitude.
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