Fading Gigolo
Fading Gigolo (2014)

Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 19, 2014
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
54%
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User Score
42%



Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Admittedly vulgar and ludicrous, Fading Gigolo gets a decent amount of mileage out of the entertaining chemistry between its starring duo.

Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Fading Gigolo" may be far from perfect, but it's near impossible to dislike.

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire

Turturro and Allen make for a good double act in some strong scenes, but the film as a whole feels light, without too much real substance.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The premise is preposterous and many of the gags are tasteless, yet the tone is gentle, even elegiac, and the players are surprisingly sensitive.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

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.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

You wouldn't think that a comedy about a Brooklyn florist who becomes a professional gigolo could possibly be dull, especially one that holds out the prospect of a threesome involving Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

A story that pretends to be about sex but is actually focused on revealing the true nature of intimacy.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

While Allen emerges from this mash-up relatively unscathed, Turturro as an implausible male prostitute gets maimed at the intersection of comedy and drama.

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Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar

Though not a Woody Allen picture, it's clear Fading Gigolo is heavily influenced by the work of its supporting actor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
In spite of its good moments - and there really are a handful of them, largely thanks to the presence of Woody Allen in it -, this comedy is so harmless in many… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Woody Allen's a delight, but the writing and tone of Fading Gigolo is too uneven to make for a coherent, admirable film. The plot awkwardly shifts from… More
Al S
A wonderfully compelling an enjoyable comedy with a great cast. John Turturro truly embraces his material he conceived with a heartfelt performance and solid… More
Alice Shen
I never thought all-nose-and-ears John Turturro to be "a beautiful man," but age has really agreed with him, as he is indeed smoldering and sexy in an… More
Manu Gino
The oldest profession just got older. Good Quiky Film!Here is a film that is pleasantly unique and special. A film that is a bit different, probably my own… More
Jim Hunter
A flower arranger becomes a gigolo. Woody Allen's acting, not often lauded, makes this film enjoyable. With some classic Woody lines, Allen's… More