Romance & Cigarettes Reviews

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December 6, 2007
While it looks like it was great fun to film, it's regrettably little fun to watch.
December 6, 2007
This singing-along-to-the-radio effect has a dingy charm that honors the blue-collar Italian setting, yet Turturro spoils it by turning the movie into a hip star party.
December 5, 2007
Any film that features an entrance by Christopher Walken strutting down a driveway to Elvis Presley's Trouble merits attention.
November 30, 2007
The movies need more of this kind of crazy.
November 30, 2007
May be a sort of mess, but it's a joyously infectious one.
November 26, 2007
Okay, so there is a certain 'gotta-see-it-to-believe-it' factor when you're watching Tony Soprano suffering horrific bowel problems and singing Springsteen's Red-Headed Woman, but seriously, folks...
November 21, 2007
Romance & Cigarettes is not your usual drama about a troubled marriage. It attempts something startlingly original by melding light opera with soap opera.
November 15, 2007
Romance and Cigarettes is lewd and it's lurid and looks to be a lost pop opera, but it has more vitality than anything else out there.
November 9, 2007
John Turturro's Romance & Cigarettes is the real thing, a film that breaks out of Hollywood jail with audacious originality, startling sexuality, heartfelt emotions, and an anarchic liberty.
November 8, 2007
The movie comes on as a novelty item, meaning it's so full of disparate parts and so unable to approach coherence, it just sits there and burns out.
September 7, 2007
Turturro's reach considerably exceeds his grasp.
September 7, 2007
Was it mass hysteria? Were they all hypnotized? Did they lose some dreadful bet?
September 7, 2007
It has cult item stamped all over it, and fans of (severely) experimental cinema might see it as a revelation. Most others will find that watching this movie is like having your senses beaten with a rake.
September 7, 2007
If you're game for something different, it's worth a few giggles.
September 7, 2007
There is more raw vitality pumping through Romance & Cigarettes than in a dozen perky high school musicals.
September 7, 2007
September 6, 2007
by and large a complete wreck.
September 6, 2007
It's karaoke with a vengeance, the circle of the inferno that Dante could never in his wildest imaginings anticipate.
September 6, 2007
It all might have been more effective had there been more variation, but nuance is a foreigner to Turturro, who pitches things at ever-more screeching levels of vulgarity.
September 5, 2007
With Walken around, hair up high, of course there are fleeting moments of fascinating weirdness, but even then, you're still moderately embarrassed for the cast.
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