San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Anybody who talks about True Romance has to start with the writing. It's dazzling. In scene after scene, Tarantino surprises the audience even while coming up with dialogue that rings much more true than anything you could have anticipated. [10 Sept 1993]
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One of the best mainstream action-thrillers [in] a decade.
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USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
These gun-crazy, lust-loopy kids on the run are irresistible in the best crime rush since “GoodFellas.” [10 Sept 1993]
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
You never forget you're watching a derivative, machine-tooled entertainment; the fun is in how the machine keeps spinning off course.
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Film Threat

By Brad Laidman
Tony Scott steers the movie like a rocket and it never slows down.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The blistering confrontation scene between Hopper and Walken -- both in peak form -- will be talked about for years. It's pure Tarantino: a full-throttle blast of bloody action and verbal fireworks.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
True Romance, which feels at times like a fire sale down at the cliche factory, is made with such energy, such high spirits, such an enchanting goofiness, that it's impossible to resist. Check your brains at the door.
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TV Guide

Blends and recycles elements of scores of crime and road movies, from "Bonnie and Clyde" to "Badlands" but it does so with enough energy and verve to create something entirely fresh and infectiously entertaining.
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By James Berardinelli
Despite Tony Scott's occasional blundering, True Romance is still a visceral roller coaster.
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
A stupid, stylized road picture. [10 Sept 1993]
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57 out of 100
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