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TRUE ROMANCE

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True Romance

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Patricia Arquette, Dennis Hopper, Christian Slater, James Gandolfini, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Pitt
director:
Tony Scott
author:
Quentin Tarantino
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller, ActionAdventure, Comedy

We gave it a B+

TRUE ROMANCE (R) In this cheerfully disreputable outlaw-lovers-on-the-run flick, Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette are sweetly jaded punk deadbeats who end up on the road to L.A., where they attempt to unload half a million dollars worth of stolen cocaine. There’s a wonderful gallery of supporting oddballs, including Saul Rubinek as a high-strung hipster producer, Christopher Penn and Tom Sizemore as flaky cops, and Val Kilmer as-yes-the ghost of Elvis. With True Romance, you never forget you’re watching a derivative, machine-tooled entertainment; the fun is in how the machine keeps spinning off course. B+ ( 187, Sept. 10) -OG