True Romance - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

True Romance Reviews

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Rebecca Murray
February 21, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Variety Staff
November 19, 2008
Provides some amazing encounters, bravura acting turns and gruesome carnage. But it doesn't add up to enough.
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The movie may be stylistically visceral, but it's aesthetically corrupt. It might as well have been called Pump Up the Violence.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Too often the bloodbath mentality simply washes away the film's more appealing elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kate Muir
Times (UK)
November 19, 2015
Quentin Tarantino's dirty, funny and unpredictably violent genius powers True Romance, directed by Tony Scott.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Made with such energy, such high spirits, such an enchanting goofiness, that it's impossible to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Despite Tony Scott's occasional blundering, True Romance is still a visceral roller coaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 15, 2005
One of the most dynamic action films of the 1990s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
August 7, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Chris Barsanti
August 23, 2012
...[a] violently funny genre mishmash that gave Tony Scott's new life, and also transmitted Quentin Tarantino's vision more credibly than the screenwriter and then-novice director could have done himself.
Clint Morris
May 12, 2005
Fast, Fun and Fantastically performed....One hot little movie
| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
August 2, 2008
My Favorite Movie Of All Time
| Original Score: 5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 22, 2013
The only thing that goes wrong with the movie is Christian Slater... the failure of its central character ends up being an irritation, but not a film-crippling problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Gonsalves
January 1, 2000
It plays out like candied noir, with a classic dialogue scene at least once every ten minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
The movie is exciting, thanks to the script, but when it comes to the bullet-ridden showdown, Scott shows it in fast cuts, without giving us a perspective of the action or the space. It's ruined.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
If the romance seldom seems 'true', the spiralling violence (script, Quentin Tarantino) does succeed, in a brutish, cod-Jacobean kind of way.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 31, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Blackwelder
December 1, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 26, 2009
...a chase picture, a gangster picture, and a wacky, turbulent romance...sort of a Bonnie and Clyde on speed.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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