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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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] show more

  • 100
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    These gun-crazy, lust-loopy kids on the run are irresistible in the best crime rush since “GoodFellas.” [10 Sept 1993] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Despite Tony Scott's occasional blundering, True Romance is still a visceral roller coaster. show more

  • 25
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    A stupid, stylized road picture. [10 Sept 1993] show more

  • 100

    One of the best mainstream action-thrillers [in] a decade. show more

  • 80
    Brad Laidman Film Threat

    Tony Scott steers the movie like a rocket and it never slows down. show more

  • 70
    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. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Consistently entertaining. show more

  • September 28, 2009 stevebeyer1
    Report This User

    I'm somewhat of a movie "buff", and very critical of most flicks. True Romance, however, is a true classic and ranks right up there with Heat and Scarface. A terribly under-rated movie when it was released in theatres. Just buy the movie, rather than renting it.

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