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!...

Utterly sweet

By Catch The Phoenix
Though it's far from perfect, Fading Gigolo is a rewarding and sweetly affecting dramedy that reminds us just how idiotic Johnny Depp was for leaving Vanessa Paradis. In short, she absolutely steals...

At their best!

By ShemsiPrinz
What a delight to go to the movies and not have to be concerned about violence and car chases. The tango scene is to die for. This is also Woody Allen at his best....

Fading Gigolo

By timothyregler
Wonderful. Sweet. Charming. Turturo is very sexy. Allen is endearing....

Something Different

By bttf995
John Turturro has written and directed a funny and sensitive movie with a homage to Woody Allen, his co-star and obvious influence. Woody is in classic form, if you like classic Woody, if not, go...

Fading Gigolo

By mmahon2626
Good adult story, well written and acting. Liked it a lot...

By kathymattkrier
Mediocre. Too much Woody Allen, who is not a pleasing character....

Funny and Entertaining!

By cinemabecause
Turturro and Allen make a great team! Fine acting all around. Well paced and edited. The jokes are easy and accessible and the plot has some tender, poignant moments. Nothing deep but definitely...

Fading Gigolo

By mstrohbach
"Fading Gigolo" is a very funny, profound and thought provoking movie. The casting and acting is superb and so is the script, filming and directing. Like in the Woody Allen movies, Manhattan is one...

Beautiful & funny - poignant?

By kbmd99
Loved this movie & was surprised it had not gotten better reviews. I found it touching and it carries a nice message about what it means to be human & how complex we all are. Go see it....

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