83

Entertainment Weekly

He (Turturro) lands a three-way with two eager ladies (Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara), but it’s his platonic meet-up with a lonely Hasidic widow (Vanessa Paradis) that establishes the deepest bond.
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80

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Turturro, writing and directing in a register light-years from his nebbishy turn in "Barton Fink," has a more sensual NYC indie in mind.
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80

The Guardian

By Catherine Shoard
Turturro has given Allen his biggest and best on-screen turn in years: the part was written for him and it's full of scope for amiable kvetching and nimble slapstick.
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80

Variety

By Peter Debruge
John Turturro brings sensitivity and intelligence to a subject that could have gone terribly awry in Fading Gigolo.
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80

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Turturro's direction owes a little something to Spike Lee, and a lot to Allen, who reportedly had a hand in helping refine the script — certainly his own lines sound as if he's simply riffing in character. Together they succeed in keeping the mood light, even as the filmmaker is gently tugging the plot in other directions — to look at loneliness, and longing, and heartbreak.
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75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
In Fading Gigolo, writer-director John Turturro turns what could have easily been a crass and unpleasant comedy into something soulful and substantial — with a lot of laughs, too.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
This is a very New York film with a distinctly vintage atmosphere thanks to the sepia tint and cool jazz that plays throughout scenes - and sometimes over the dialogue.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
A quirky romantic comedy that suffers from a rare cinematic malady: it's too short.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The breezy and sometime absurd Fading Gigolo is reminiscent of vintage Italian films and early Woody Allen movies.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
There are moments of surprising tenderness in Fading Gigolo, and Turturro gives us some beautiful shots of a city he clearly loves. But this film is all over the map, veering from pathos to absurdist comedy to romance to weirdness for the sake of weirdness.
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58 out of 100
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