Romeo Is Bleeding
Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

Lena Olin stars as a wicked female mobster who is supposed to be eliminated by a hired hit man (Gary Oldman). Oldman finds that this gal is more than he'd bargained for.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 19, 2002
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23%
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62%



Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Todd McCarthy
Variety

The far-fetched plotting eventually goes so far over the top that pic flirts with inventing a new genre of film noir camp.

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Time Out

Hilary Henkin's script isn't as smart as it thinks it is, and only Olin's breathtakingly excessive femme fatale hits the right note of campy panache.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a senseless, tasteless and demented postmodern noir that has about as much class as a gimpy $10 Times Square hooker.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

It would be facile to say it substitutes style for content; actually, it substitutes stylishness for style.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

For all its promise, and for all the brittle beauty of Dariusz Wolski's cinematography, Romeo Is Bleeding eventually collapses under the weight of its violent affectations.

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Film4

This is a battle-of-the-sexes movie played out at such a pitch of pervsity and amorality that it ultimately becomes rather laughable.

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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter

Stylistic but ultimately unsatisfying.

Joe Brown
Washington Post

Romeo is most notable for being the first film of the year to cash in on post-Bobbitt fears of castrating (and worse) females.

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Phillipa Bloom
Empire Magazine

[It's] never content with one cliche when it can shovel on ten.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
films like this give noir a bad name. oldman's voiceover is irritating, the script is all over the place and the final result is more sleazy than stylish.… More
Michael Gildea
Not as good as I remember it was. But of course, Gary Oldman was incredible.
Anthony Lawrie
Good film but it feels really dated even though it?s not that old!
Greg Afilmlovingweirdofromcali
Gary literally saves this movie from just being another crime and double-agent clusterfuck like so many noir films that tried too hard to be noir. Everyone has… More
Steve K
Olin is fantastic, but the movie is overcooked.
Linda K. T.
The film starts a little slow but it gets better as it goes. The story seems to miss some elements to really add the dark side of gangsterism. Gary Oldman is… More