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True Romance 
"True Romance" by Yojimbo
3.5/4 stars

A call girl falls for a client and after a violent conrontation with her pimp they find themselves on the run in Hollywood with a suitcase full of cocaine and mobsters on their tail. True Romance is very much a nineties zeitgeist movie with an ensemble cast packed with familiar faces, including Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper who unsurprisingly share the best scene, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, James Gandolfini, Saul Rubinek, Chris Penn, Tom Sizemore and even young up and comer Brad Pitt in a cameo role. But it's the chemistry between its stars that really makes the film; it's one of those films where you can't imagine anyone else playing those parts and I defy any hereosexual man not to fall in love with Patricia Arquette by the end of the film! Its script is also one of Quentin Tarantino's early works, essentially a reinvention of 70s classic Badlands full of his usual invention and idiosyncrasies, and the whole thing ties together into a hugely enjoyable off-beat thriller that is undoubtedly mainstream director Tony Scott's best moment.


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