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True Romance (1993) Movie Information

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Overall Rank:

367

Avg. Rating:

3.04/4

# of Ratings:

279

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

09/10/1993

Director:

Tony Scott

Actors:

Christian Slater
Patricia Arquette
Val Kilmer
Gary Oldman
Tom Sizemore
Christopher Walken

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A petty but intelligent thief marries a hooker in which they steal coke, try to sell it, and run from the owners - that could end up in a show down of thieves and mobsters.

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FSUNoles27TS 12/27/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

The dialogue just screams Tarantino. Every line was dissected and intentional, which is what makes conversations so interesting in all Tarantino films. It had that and it has the violence of Tarantino's style. What it didn't have and what it lacked was Tarantino in the director's chair. This movie was alright, but the performances, score, and final shoot-out scene lacked the Tarantino-esque style necessary to make this film better than it was. I enjoyed it, but I found it pretty flat. I love Slater in this movie. He is cool and nerdy at the same time.

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Yojimbo 09/26/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Essentially an ultra-violent reworking of Badlands as subtlety was never one of Tony Scott's strong points. It's a classic formula however full of great Tarantino-isms, from a ghostly Elvis to the best scene in the film between easily the best actors, Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken. And I defy any heterosexual man to not fall for Patricia Arquette during the duration of this film!

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johnny black 07/30/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

i did think this was a good film for its raw and original storyline and delivery. however i dont think here are any singled out performances that beg for specific recognition. but as a whole this film definitely has depth

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mitchellyoung 01/19/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

This weird and atmospheric violent tale reminded me a lot of Wild at Heart in that it populates a typical thriller with enough outlandish characters to feel unique. The odd romance of Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette works in an offbeat way and Brad Pitt is awesome in an early role as Slater's always stoned roommate.

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  Daniel Corleone
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11/20/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

True Romance review

A very popular stellar cast consisting of Oldman, Walken, Hopper, Kilmer, Sizemore, Pitt, Jackson, Arquette, and Slater. Clarence Worley (Christian Slater) meets Alabama Whitman (Patricia Arquette) in a cinema. They fall in love and get married. Drexl Spivey (Gary Oldman), Alabama's pimp is killed since Clearance had an Elvis (Kilmer) apparition that "killing Drexl will make the world a better place." Clifford Worley (Dennis Hopper), Clearance dad is killed by gangster Vincenzo Coccotti (Christopher Walken), who finds out that his son stole the bag of cocaine. The couple goes to LA and meet Dick Ritchie (Michael Rapaport). Coccotti's henchmen, Virgil (James Gandolfini) is sent to find the bag and violently beats Alabama. L.A. detectives Nicholson (Tom Sizemore) and Dimes (Chris Penn...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Film Craver
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09/14/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

All in all, a brilliant movie.

Quentin Tarantino wrote this movie which easily competes with his classics like Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs from the same time period. With refreshing originality, intense drama, witty and hilarious dialog and A-List actors giving easily the best performances of their careers, (especially Slater and Walken), all thrown on top of a brilliant plot line, this movie has been one of my favorites since the mid-90s. Personal Note: I have changed my tastes a lot since my transformation into a Christian, and I'm certain that if I were to watch this movie now, I would find much of the film's content offensive (not by choice, but just as a matter of a renewed sensitivity to things like language and extreme violence). Nevertheless, the subject matter isn't "gratuitous" and unnecessary like in mos...

Rating of
4/4 

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