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Boarding Gate

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Asia Argento, Michael Madsen, ...

Boarding Gate

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
106 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/21/08
performer:
Asia Argento, Michael Madsen
director:
Olivier Assayas
distributor:
Magnet
author:
8953
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a D+

The cult of Asia Argento has come down to her being worshipped by half a dozen film critics each year at Cannes. She’s like a dirty yet blank Uma Thurman who ”smolders” instead of acts. In Boarding Gate, Olivier Assayas’ lifeless corporate-erotic ”thriller,” she plays a bad girl who’s dissolute one moment and wields a handgun like Ms. 45 the next. The character makes no sense, and neither does the film, which has a few choice scenes with Michael Madsen as a financier smirking as he goes down in flames but otherwise never achieves the mod muddle of Assayas’ Demonlover. This one is just murk. D+

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