True Romance
True Romance
R | 09 September 1993 (USA)
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Clarence marries hooker Alabama, steals cocaine from her pimp, and tries to sell it in Hollywood, while the owners of the coke try to reclaim it.


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It's funny watching the elements come together in this complicated scam. On one hand, the set-up isn't quite as complex as it seems, but there's an easy sense of fun in every exchange.

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This is one of those crazy sort of movies on a high octane level in between destruction and true love that you just absolutely fall in love with. Every character has something to bring to the table in True Romance. Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette's chemistry is out of this world and you fall in love with them the very minute you meet them. Stand out performances from Gary Oldman, Bronson Pinchot, and Brad Pitt. Not a film for everyone, but for the Wild at Heart's, who love a great Quentin Tarantino script meshed with fantastic Tony Scott direction, and outstanding performances from top to bottom, you will fall in love with this crazy, special film!

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Thomas Drufke

True Romance is one of those movies that I've heard about for so many years and heard so many great things about, but never actually got around to seeing until now. In many ways, this is a classic Tarantino film. Albeit, it's only written by him and directed, it still feels like the same old obscurely charming tone that he brings to each of his films. At its heart, True Romance is a romance with a little bit of violence, luckily the incredibly talented cast and smartly written script, it's a whole lot more than that.I'd be wrong not to mention the amazing Hans Zimmer score that finally turned me on to the film. It's so simple, yet so cheerfully poignant, if that makes sense. Coming and going when needed, and always having a presence, it's truly one of Hans Zimmer's best, which is saying a lot. I had to get that out of the way because there's plenty more to get excited about with True Romance. Let's take the cast for example, which displays some of the greatest cameos in film history. Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Michael Rapaport, Bronson Pinchot, and Brad Pitt make up the main cast. But the supporting cast includes Dennis Hopper, James Gandolfini, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Walken, Tom Sizemore, Val Kilmer, and Gary Oldman make their presence felt for sure. I don't want to overstate it, but it may be the greatest ensemble of all time.It's not just that there's a lot of great actors though, everyone gets their chance to shine. Brad Pitt has a glorified cameo-role, but yet it's one of his more memorable roles. Gary Oldman is unrecognizable as Drexel, and also has a small part, but his big scene is easy one of the best in the film. Gandolfini, in a pre-Sopranos gig, proves to charismatic yet terrifying as a henchman for a crime boss. And who can forget Walken's iconic cameo as Vincenzo Coccotti, another person after Clarence and the cocaine he stole. Scene after scene, line after line, True Romance is one of the most quotable and re-watchable films ever made.Granted, after one viewing I'm over-hyping it a bit. There are some undeniable issues with True Romance, like how everything happens so easily for Clarence. There are some consequences for his character here and there, but for the most part, he gets away with what he wants and it all comes very easily for a guy who was just presented to be a nerd from Detroit. I also don't feel like the ending completely wraps up what it needs to. In classic Tarantino fashion, things happen really fast and in a chaotic and unexpected nature, therefore leaving a few strings loose in the end. Seemingly leaving the door open for a sequel, which never came.In all though, True Romance is a film that is as enjoyable to watch as it probably was to film. Everything was hitting on all cylinders, and it became a classic many years later for it. 8.4/10

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Akhil Balachandran

Clarence, a loner fall in love with a call girl named Alabama. Later, they get married and Alabama told Clarence about her pimp. Next day, Clarence decides to meet Alabama's pimp and What happens in that meeting makes the movie interesting. It's a love story that told in a different way. The movie was written by Quentin Tarantino and his partnership with the director, Tony Scott actually works out. The story by Tarantino was fascinating and Scott makes it a fast paced movie with witty dialogues and sometimes bullets tells the rest. Overall, it's a romantic thriller that actually works as a crime thriller movie.

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Great characters, great story, genuine romance all coated in Tarantino's early magic. Gary Oldman plays one of the greatest most brutal characters I've seen in Cinema (all be it briefly). James Gandolfini is arguably as brutal and brilliant. The scene with Dennis Hopper and Christopher Walken is pure gold. Clarence and Alabama are played to perfection by Slater and Arquette and their love feels real. Arquette plays, in my opinion, one of the big screens all time greatest heroines. I very rarely purchase films but True Romance sits proudly on display in my Blueray collection. I refuse to reveal any plot but this is a MUST SEE!! The late great Tony Scotts Masterpiece.

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