Gasoline
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Two women on the run from the law soon find they have more than the cops to contend with in this feminist thriller from Italy. Eleonora (Mariella Valentini) learns that her daughter Lenni (Regina Orioli), a teenage runaway, is working at a run-down gas station in a small town, and decides to pay her a visit. Eleonora is quite surprised to discover that Lenni also happens to be involved in a lesbian relationship with Stella (Maya Sansa), a mechanic who runs the station. While glad to see her daughter, Eleonora makes no secret of her indignation, and after a heated argument Eleonora winds up… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Stambrini's dialogue seems especially dull, and the screenplay lacks dramatic urgency."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"Containing elements from more than a few of its similarly themed predecessors, the loopy but tautly staged Gasoline still manages to be engrossing throughout its brief running time."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"As time tells (remember The Girl?), decidedly lesbian features, unless they have something more enlightening to show or tell, should stick the pornography market."
‑ Greg Muskewitz, eFilmCritic.com
"Impressively stylish but curiously empty."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"By the time Lenni's and Stella's story has played out, the writers must have laid down their pens with a sigh. Even the subtitle guy was probably relieved."
‑ Chris Knight, National Post
"By the time we get to the big finish, it feels as if we've merely been poked repeatedly in the ribs with a really good-looking stick."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"A film that feels like a Europeanized compendium of just about every indie alt-action movie cliche of the past decade."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"Thelma and Louise in Italy with teenage lesbians - Bravo!"
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
"Benzina has a hip look to it. The film is set in a particularly bleak urban landscape and has plenty of noir elements and edge, visually speaking, but the story is ridiculous."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"A welcome slice of moodiness in a film season hell-bent on happiness at all costs."
‑ , E! Online
"Stambrini and her cinematographer, Fabio Cianchetti, give the proceedings a high-tech, energetic look that keeps the thrill and entertainment levels high."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Devoid of originality, Gasoline is at least a model of modesty -- a road movie that goes nowhere slowly, and ends up where it began."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"For those who just can't get enough of Thelma & Louise or any of its numerous imitators, this birra's for you."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"[Director Monica] Stambrini drapes the film in a cultural scramble-suit."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Although inviting comparisons to such movies as 'Thelma & Louise,' 'Bound' and 'Boys Don't Cry,' this dark nighttime film stands on its own quite nicely."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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