Romance & Cigarettes Reviews

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November 17, 2011
February 28, 2008
January 29, 2008
It shouldn't work, but there's something beautiful in Turturro's non-judgmental, almost affectionate, exposure of human love as the courting dance of clueless primates
January 3, 2008
In a season seasoned with off-beat originality in the movies, from Lars and the Real Girl to I'm Not There, you still have not seen anything quite like John Turturro's extraordinary Romance and Cigarettes.
December 21, 2007
How weird is John Turturro's Romance & Cigarettes? Almost indescribably weird, though also strangely involving.
December 14, 2007
Romance and Cigarettes is a dark-red valentine to the way that pop music gets under our skin.
December 6, 2007
It is not every musical that features lung cancer and James Gandolfini singing along with Engelbert Humperdinck to that every-day-I-wake-up 1960s standard 'A Man Without Love.'
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.
November 30, 2007
The movies need more of this kind of crazy.
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
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 6, 2007
It's karaoke with a vengeance, the circle of the inferno that Dante could never in his wildest imaginings anticipate.
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.
September 4, 2007
Romance and Cigarettes is good, not-so-clean fun.
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