Fading Gigolo Synopsis
Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend.
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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...
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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...
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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 —...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Boring....dated.....awful

By jeremybernard
It could have been funny....it could have been touching. Such a great cast. But just awful!...

FADING GIGOLO

By fanberry
What a monumental waste of time. My husband is furious that I dragged him to this piece of swill which made no sense, was incoherent and downright revolting. I am a big fan of J. Turtturo and...

Fading Gigilo

By jgeraci190
Turturro's tour de force. The trip through New York is touching and sweetly funny; the journey from loneliness to redemption is sublime. Fading Gigilo deserves the widest possible audience and every...

Excellent!

By olunia10
I'm so glad I watched this movie! What a great change to over advertised Godzilla this weekend, yikes! The movie is set in Brooklyn and Soho, typical Woody Allen humor, beautiful scenery, touchy...

A nice surpirse. Like a woody allen in a great way

By lydiasmile
And a glance you might think that John Turturro is crazy to cast himself as this gigolo in his first film.... I totally get it! He believed in his vision and Some how it truly works. His acting is...

Fading Gigolo

By dinkynr
Slightly amusing & very disappointing. Storyline was silly & involvement with the Hassidic community was so contrived....

By ccasto
Toturro's light but heartfelt film looks at love, lust, loneliness and heartbreak in the most sensitive and humorous take. Allen easily plays his best role, true to his own character, in 20 years....

Beautiful movie

By Jill-in-Glencoe
This movie touched my innermost feelings of love and loneliness. What a beautiful movie. So unexpected! I can't stop thinking about it. Amazing performances by Woody Allen, John Turturro, Vanessa...

A Funny, Well-Written Movie

By pupmom
I LOVED this movie! Very funny, kind, fast moving, and sweet. Even the apparent bad guys turn out good. I thoroughly enjoyed it....

sweet & simply wonderful

By green4551
With a weirdly bizarre plot that could have easily been a dud if it had been written and acted by any other that Turturro, Allen, Paradis, Vergara and Stone, this film is a joy. Allen is his usual...

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Rated R | For for some sexual content, language and brief nudity