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Fading Gigolo (2014)



Critic Consensus: Admittedly vulgar and ludicrous, Fading Gigolo gets a decent amount of mileage out of the entertaining chemistry between its starring duo.

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Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money. (C) Milennium

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John Turturro
as Fioravante
Sharon Stone
as Dr. Parker
Jade Dixon
as Cee Cee
Eugenia Kuzmina
as Lady on Street
Jade Nixon
as Cee Cee
Max Casella
as Guy at Counter
Michael Badalucco
as Burly Driver
Aida Turturro
as Driver's Wife
Allen Lewis Rickman
as Hasidic Driver
Ness Krell
as Little Devorah
Hilma Falkowski
as Lunching Lady
David Margulies
as Chief Rebbe
Abe Altman
as First Rabbi
Sol Frieder
as Ancient Rabbi
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Critic Reviews for Fading Gigolo

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (54)

While Fading Gigolo has potential, the delivery makes it a wholly frustrating watch.

September 1, 2017 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…

If you can get beyond the implausibility of Sharon Stone paying John Turturro to join her in a ménage à trois - and, frankly, I couldn't - then there are lightweight pleasures to be had amid the wry, angsty middle-aged male fantasy.

May 26, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It would be misleading to suggest that the film falls into the so-bad-it's-good category. But a degree of obscure pleasure can be derived from the wrong-headedness of everything about it.

May 23, 2014 | Full Review…

Taken as a whimsical but fiery romantic comedy, it has easily enough charm to get away with its own idiosyncrasies.

May 23, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The script rings false from the off.

May 23, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The preposterousness of this plot marks Fading Gigolo as a vanity project, but it's hard to take Turturro too much to task when he hits so many other grace notes in between blowing his own horn.

May 23, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fading Gigolo

Despite its good moments - and there really are a handful of them, largely thanks to the presence of Woody Allen -, this average comedy is so harmless in many ways that even its sweet message about loneliness and connection gets diluted by how perfunctory the plot is.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

The writing and tone of Fading Gigolo is too uneven to make for a coherent, admirable film. The plot awkwardly shifts from melodrama to sexual comedy with no real justification. There are elements of the film that could have worked if the filmmakers had chosen one specific tone or message as opposed to several very different ones.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer


A wonderfully compelling an enjoyable comedy with a great cast. John Turturro truly embraces his material he conceived with a heartfelt performance and solid direction. Woody Allen is excellent.

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

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