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True Romance - 2/2/2006 2:48:31 PM   
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- 15/2/2006 10:26:24 PM   
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Absolutely bloody fantastic. Great film from start to finish. Say no more.

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Violent, funny, romantic... GREAT! - 22/2/2006 9:00:38 PM   
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Tarantino's script is a classic, Scott's direction bursts with energy and colour, Slater gives his best performance in his best role and Arquette exhumes sex appeal. Gary Oldman's 5 minutes are brillianty villanous and infinintely rewatchable, whilst the improvised scene between Christopher Walken and Dennis Hopper is just fantastic. Hugely entertaining.

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- 15/3/2006 6:03:00 PM   
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What a cast...what a film. The climctic shootout is excellent and this film proved to me that Slater really is a good actor.

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- 1/7/2006 10:51:37 PM   
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brilliant, this is better than natural born killers

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Whats to say that aint been said ? Classic - 4/9/2006 8:56:15 PM   
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Absolute fuckin classic.
love it how many times have i seen it ????!!!!!
proper nineties film too remember, like empire syas, have you ever seen slater in a better film ?

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Still outrageously entertaining. - 28/3/2007 3:15:50 PM   
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Two nights ago, me and my pals went to see this at the Odeon Swansea, and it was as entertaining, fresh, and exciting as the day it opened. It's just so much FUN! Scene after scene after scene of unforgettable characters, dialogue, comedy, and action. Easily the best film with Tarantino's name on it.

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greatest tarantino film, thats not directed by tarantino - 8/12/2007 4:35:54 PM   
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after watching this today i relised this is one of the greatest films ever, problem is that it doesn't fit into one catagory. is it a thriller, a rom-com, comedy, action, i just don't know. but whatever it is it's a masterpiece of the genre. i never thought i'd ever hear the words christian slater can act, come from my mouth. but i really loved him in this, and patricia arquette is great. christopher walken and dennis hopper are mesmerising in the one scene they share, if the world was perfect true romance would just have a channel where it is played non stop forever.

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Brilliant! - 31/3/2008 11:42:59 PM   
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Fantastic film, absolutely thrilling from start to finish. The scene with Alabama and Virgil is my favourite scene ever and Patricia Arquette was fantastic. Great acting, great action, great dialogue, great ending - can't recommend this highly enough!

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- 20/4/2008 9:36:42 PM   
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superb!!

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True Romance indeed! - 7/5/2008 1:16:24 PM   
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This is a fantastic movie, one I never get bored with. Quite possibly Christian Slaters finest hour.

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Delicious pulp absurdity with one of the greatest moder... - 30/9/2008 4:28:18 AM   
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This film is by far my favorite film of all time. Is it better than Shawshank Redemption or the Godfather? Maybe not. But it's so much more fun to watch. The cast is to die for. The pacing is a white-knuckle delight. And the dialog...The dialog is exquisite. I saw this film in theaters, and I bought it the moment it came out...ON VHS! The greatest scene of dialog ever is the conversation between Walken and Hopper. "Do you know who I am? I am the antichrist."  Gary Oldman's Drexl is a performance as yet untouched by any other pimp on celluloid.  Gandolfini was the perfect monster as Virgil.  And far too many people forget Pinchot's snivelling, coke-snorting Blitzer to Rubinek's brownie-hound film-producer/dealer.

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- 2/12/2009 10:08:48 PM   
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Perfect cast, absurd stroyline, loads of violence, fucking hilarious writing. You can sense Tarantino's presence on this movie only he could write a movie both violent and romantic. The perfect date movie and there should be a helluva alot more than just one of these. Plaudits to both Slater and Arquette,basically because i still haven't found a film couple that makes me want them to live to the end and live happily ever after since.

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truely good - 27/12/2009 5:01:54 PM   
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Likeable tarantino scripted, Tony Scott (Top Gun) comedy-thriller with super performances from Slater and Arquette. With its catchy theme tune and Arqutte's sweet voice over, it owes much to Terrence Maliks 1973 film, Badlands. Although, our heroes' actions are morally wrong, Scott focuses on their innocence and romance, giving Tarantino's quirky script which references Elvis and peaches a lot, a centre stage. Not as violent as Resevoir Dogs (except for the bathroom scene) or as pretentious as Pulp Fiction this is meant to be fun- more 'Til dusk till Dawn, but it's dodgy in parts. You can see why Spike Lee had a problem with Tarantino's casual use of the word Nigger in Denis Hopper and Cristopher Walkens scene stealer. And this is a film that features a white pimp that thinks he's Jamaican, "Is it white boy day?" says Dexl when Slater has a go, and Brad Pitt is wasted in more ways than one as a stoned- out bum.

However it simmers gently, introducing an all star- line up one by one and there are genuine comedy moments as things go wrong with the drug deal. The climax is perfect too, making it a sort of cult classic.

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RE: truely good - 10/8/2011 10:22:17 AM   
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Saw this for the first time last night (I know, one of many classics I hadn't managed to get round to). As many here have said - great cast, great acting, great dialogue. All in all very entertaining.

One gripe I did have though was the whole thing with Christian Slater getting shot in the head and then surviving. While I know that in real life this can occasionally happen, at that point it just seemed like the film completely detached from reality with him miraculously coming back to life. It just made the last scene seem unncessarily fantastical if that makes sense, when they could have had them escaping without him being shot and it would've been more believable than the whole love cheating death thing (to me at least).

Anyway, minor issue. I thought the rest of it was very good and reminds me how much I like watching Christopher Walken.

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RE: truely good - 11/8/2011 3:43:39 PM   
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Definitely one of my favourite films...epic cast and script. Has anyone else seen Tarantino's original ending? So glad Tony Scott changed it!

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RE: truely good - 11/8/2011 3:50:06 PM   
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What happens in the original ending?

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RE: truely good - 11/8/2011 6:18:12 PM   
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In the original Clarence dies and Alabama runs off with the suitcase of money with a voice over by her saying he wasn't worth it and the like...think she's then supposed to get herself involved with the Reservoir Dogs crew, she is mentioned in the film anyway. Not the happy ending that's in Scott's version anyway! Original is in the dvd extras and Tarantino talks about it in his commentary.

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RE: truely good - 12/8/2011 9:20:49 AM   
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Wow, that is a slightly different take on it! I agree then, Scott's ending is probably better otherwise it would've made their whole love story seem kind of pointless.

Still wish they hadn't had Clarence get shot in the head though, getting up from that just seemed a tad too unbelievable.

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RE: truely good - 12/8/2011 12:15:40 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: snazzy_sophie

In the original Clarence dies and Alabama runs off with the suitcase of money with a voice over by her saying he wasn't worth it and the like...think she's then supposed to get herself involved with the Reservoir Dogs crew, she is mentioned in the film anyway. Not the happy ending that's in Scott's version anyway! Original is in the dvd extras and Tarantino talks about it in his commentary.


I'm pretty sure she kills herself.

Been a while since I watched it though.

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RE: truely good - 12/8/2011 12:26:09 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jcthefirst

quote:

ORIGINAL: snazzy_sophie

In the original Clarence dies and Alabama runs off with the suitcase of money with a voice over by her saying he wasn't worth it and the like...think she's then supposed to get herself involved with the Reservoir Dogs crew, she is mentioned in the film anyway. Not the happy ending that's in Scott's version anyway! Original is in the dvd extras and Tarantino talks about it in his commentary.


I'm pretty sure she kills herself.



Nah, Clarence gets shot and after trying to wake him up she says 'Fuck it, he ain't worth it', then runs off into the sunset with the cash.

I think it was right to be changed. It would have changed the dynamic of the entire film (re-watching it would have meant you knew she would drop him like that). Seeing them get away and have a kid cemented the whole movie, in my opinion.

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RE: truely good - 12/8/2011 1:23:01 PM   
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Hmmm, I could have sworn the extra showin the storyboarded ending has a bit where she at least contemplates suicide. Maybe I'm thinking of something else though.

The actual ending though is beautiful. The whole movie would have sucked if she never cared for Clarence, and I can't be the only one that tears up at the last line.

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Crowd Pleaser - 17/8/2011 2:20:59 AM   
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This film really is the kind of ideal date movie that pleases everyone. The dialogue is well written and believable, the colors are stimulating and fun, and the cast is nothing short of a home run. I'm always in the mood to watch this movie :)

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RE: Crowd Pleaser - 25/7/2012 11:32:09 AM   
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Re-watched it last night. Still a blast!

Really funny how stars like Samuel L. Jackson (drug dealer) or Val Kilmer ("Elvis") never even get to show their faces properly but still signed on to do this.

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