Starring: Woody Allen (Murray), John Turturro (Fioravante), Sofia Vergara (Selima), Sharon Stone (Dr. Parker), Liev Schreiber (Dovi)
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Length: 1hr 38min
Max Nicholson, IGN Movies (Fri, Apr. 18)
The film nevertheless offers some enjoyable scenes and plenty of humorous dialogue between Turturro's florist-turned-Casanova and co-star Woody Allen's bumbling hustler.
Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews (Fri, Apr. 18)
"Fading Gigolo's" dialogue, situations and jazz soundtrack all scream Woody Allen, but it's essential sweet sexiness is all Turturro.
Witney Seibold, Nerdist (Fri, Apr. 18)
Had Fading Gigolo been nothing but its romance scenes, it still would not be entirely successful, because it's strangely muted. There is a quietude to the romance that subtlety plays up the emotional stakes, but keeps us from being fully invested.
Bob Mondello, NPR (Fri, Apr. 18)
Turturro's direction owes a little something to Spike Lee, and a lot to Woody Allen.
David Edelstein, Vulture (Fri, Apr. 18)
What puts Fading Gigolo over the top is the presence of Allen, who's just the sort of earthy, fast-talking foil the moony Turturro needs.
Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com (Fri, Apr. 18)
Always a pleasure to simply stare at, but it leaves much to be desired, with Turturro endeavoring to make the screen's first comedy that intentionally avoids comedy.
Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com (Fri, Apr. 18)
It's not really a home run, but as an aging urban dweller it hit some notes both antic and plangent for me. If you're a fan of any of the cast members it might well do the same for you.
Leonard Maltin, Leonard Maltin's Picks (Fri, Apr. 18)
"Fading Gigolo" is a sweet, bracingly original, wholly entertaining film from John Turturro with a plum part for none other than Woody Allen.
JimmyO, JoBlo's Movie Emporium (Thu, Apr. 17)
Not without its charms, this modern day Don Juan tale and his complicated relations fails to live up to promise of what could have been.
Manohla Dargis, New York Times (Thu, Apr. 17)
Mr. Turturro's musical choices in "Fading Gigolo" tend to feel, like so much here, generically applied instead of meaningfully coaxed from some essential, lived-in truth.
Michael Sragow, Orange County Register (Thu, Apr. 17)
This tall-tale New York comedy about a florist and a book dealer who become a prostitute and a pimp is so wispy that it's hit or miss and overlong at 90 minutes.
Claudia Puig, USA Today (Thu, Apr. 17)
A slight, comical and intermittently affecting film about loneliness and desire.
Tony Medley, Tolucan Times (Thu, Apr. 17)
Woody can be annoying but never more so than here as his constant whining voice becomes as bad as fingernails across a blackboard muttering his way through while Turturro wanders around like he's in a daze.
Mike D'Angelo, The Dissolve (Thu, Apr. 17)
Go Wilkes! Users Reviews
Sex is treated with goofy solemnity [...] and credible human behavior repeatedly gets tossed aside so that people do whatever is necessary to keep the ludicrous plot in motion.
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