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Naked Tango

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Tookey's Rating
1 /10
Average Rating
2.20 /10
Vincent D'Onofrio, Mathilda May, Esai Morales
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Directed by: Leonard Schrader
Written by: Leonard Schrader

Released: 1990
Origin: US
Colour: C
Length: 92

In the 1920s, three people are caught up in the sultry, dangerous world of the Argentinian tango.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Pretentious codswallop, an American attempt to make an erotic film for the mass market. Few films which attempt this succeed. When they go wrong, they go very wrong indeed, and end up like Wild Orchid, Zandalee, or Naked Tango. The screenplay, which might be summarised as Emmanuelle Comes Dancing, is so risible that it's hard to believe it was written by Leonard Schrader, who adapted Kiss of the Spider Woman. His crude romanticism and idiotically melodramatic direction might strike even Ken Russell as unsubtle.

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