True Romance
True Romance (1993)

Quentin Tarantino scripted this wild and wooly blend of action and dark comedy, which reached theaters a year before his breakthrough hit Pulp Fiction. Clarence Worley (Christian Slater) is a well-meaning but socially unskilled comic-shop… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 30, 1997
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fueled by Quentin Tarantino's savvy screenplay and a gallery of oddball performances, Tony Scott's True Romance is a funny and violent action jaunt in the best sense.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

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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Janet Maslin
New York Times

This film's various outrages are committed unapologetically, and are very much in the service of its bizarre story.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The only thing that goes wrong with the movie is Christian Slater... the failure of its central character ends up being an irritation, but not a film-crippling problem.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Provides some amazing encounters, bravura acting turns and gruesome carnage. But it doesn't add up to enough.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's Tarantino's gutter poetry that detonates True Romance. This movie is dynamite.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a pulpy good time that holds up remarkably well two decades after its theatrical release...

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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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Chris Barsanti
PopMatters

...[a] violently funny genre mishmash that gave Tony Scott's new life, and also transmitted Quentin Tarantino's vision more credibly than the screenwriter and then-novice director could have done himself.

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Written by Quentin Tarantino, and starring some of the best talent in Hollywood today, "True Romance" is just as much a great romance as it is a… More
Al S
A total blast. A wildly fun, twisted and original thriller. It`s thrilling, wickedly funny and filled with explosive action. Director, Tony Scott crafts a… More
Alex roy
True Romance is a stellar romantic crime film that is brilliantly directed by Tony Scott with a well written script by Quentin Tarantino. With a great cast of… More
Everett Johnson
"True Romance" is one of the most underrated movies of all time, by far. This was the first movie written by Quentin Tarantino(Tony Scott directs),… More
Pierluigi Puccini
pulpy, hip, clever, funny and endearing the way 90s cinema was.
Mark Hobin
True Romance is an entertaining mix of action and dialogue. One's enjoyment of the tale will depend on your ability to stomach the violence. The script is… More

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