• Assassination Tango (2003)

Assassination Tango

Release Date: March 28th, 2003

DVD Release Date: December 9th, 2003

R |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

John J. (Robert Duvall) is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the general he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela (Luciana Pedraza), a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual world of the tango. Spellbound by the rich and mysterious world Manuela has shown him, his idyll is shattered when the reality of why he's there comes crashing down around him.

Cast: Robert Duvall, Rubén Blades, Kathy Baker, Luciana Pedraza, Julio Oscar Mechoso, James Keane, Frank Gio, Katherine Micheaux Miller

Director: Robert Duvall

Genres: Thriller , Romance , Drama

Production Co: American Zoetrope

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Love, Quest, 2000s, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    The willingness to blend professionals and nonprofessionals is Duvall's most interesting directorial trademark. Most commercial filmmakers hesitate to use this technique, but he doesn't see it as risky. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie is not quite successful. It is too secretive about its heart. show more

  • 75
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    The movie is an odd mix of tones and styles, and the thriller plot is casually introduced, shoved aside and reintroduced. But, like all Duvall's work, Assassination Tango breathes with humanity. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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