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True Romance Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
August 16, 2009
If shoot-'em-up, gobble-'em-down movies like The Fugitive and Jurassic Park are rated PG-13 these days, what does an R-rated action adventure look like? Like True Romance: violent to a fault, glam to the max.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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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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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
This film's various outrages are committed unapologetically, and are very much in the service of its bizarre story.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
It's Tarantino's gutter poetry that detonates True Romance. This movie is dynamite.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Sifting through the bloody, pulpy trash of True Romance -- should you care to -- you'll find amusing, smart-alecky nuggets planted by screenwriter Quentin Tarantino.
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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.
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
If you're in the mood for this sort of absurd, violent nonsense ... True Romance does deliver.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Despite Tony Scott's occasional blundering, True Romance is still a visceral roller coaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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