Fading Gigolo
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The preposterousness of this plot marks Fading Gigolo as a vanity project, but it's hard to take Turturro too much to task when he hits so many other grace notes in between blowing his own horn."
‑ Adam Nayman, Globe and Mail
""Fading Gigolo" may be far from perfect, but it's near impossible to dislike."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"In today's economy, Gigolo opens a new service option, but the movie's concept works better when played for absurdity."
‑ Mal Vincent, The Virginian-Pilot
"Fading Gigolo peters out significantly in the buildup to its utterly underwhelming final stretch..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"With a witty observational script, amusing characters and a jazzy sense of life in New York, this feels like an old-fashioned Woody Allen movie, even though Allen merely costars in it."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
"The premise is preposterous and many of the gags are tasteless, yet the tone is gentle, even elegiac, and the players are surprisingly sensitive."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"The chemistry is just right between Allen and Turturro, who immediately register as best friends for life, and between Stone and Turturro, whose mutual awkwardness gives way to a goofy form of passion."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"... an uneven effort that contains some big laughs even as it struggles to find a consistent tone."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"There is the odd laugh but they're too few and far between to dispel the slightly creepy sense that, thematically, we're getting a middle-aged male fantasy take on what women want."
‑ Padraic McKiernan, Irish Independent
"If you can get beyond the implausibility of Sharon Stone paying John Turturro to join her in a ménage à trois - and, frankly, I couldn't - then there are lightweight pleasures to be had amid the wry, angsty middle-aged male fantasy."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"A story that pretends to be about sex but is actually focused on revealing the true nature of intimacy."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"While Allen emerges from this mash-up relatively unscathed, Turturro as an implausible male prostitute gets maimed at the intersection of comedy and drama."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"In synopsis, Fading Gigolo might sound a little trashy; in its execution, it's gentle and sweet."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Oy and hooray!"
‑ John Urbancich, Your Movies (cleveland.com)
"It would be misleading to suggest that the film falls into the so-bad-it's-good category. But a degree of obscure pleasure can be derived from the wrong-headedness of everything about it."
‑ Ryan Gilbey, New Statesman
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