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: April 18, 2014
DVD Release Date: August 19, 2014
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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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Tara Thorne
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Tone-deaf, ugly to look at... Fading Gigolo is one man's tribute to himself, decades too late.

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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.

Bill Newcott
AARP Movies for Grownups

In his own films, Woody tends to give the meatiest lines to his costars while he walks off with the wisecracks. Here he finds a most gracious host in Turturro, who happily focuses the spotlight on his prize casting coup.

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Despite its good moments - and there really are a handful of them, largely thanks to the presence of Woody Allen -, this average comedy is so harmless in many… 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
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
The writing and tone of Fading Gigolo is too uneven to make for a coherent, admirable film. The plot awkwardly shifts from melodrama to sexual comedy with no… 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
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
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