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Based on 18 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
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]
USA Today
These gun-crazy, lust-loopy kids on the run are irresistible in the best crime rush since "GoodFellas." [10 Sept 1993]
One of the best mainstream action-thrillers [in] a decade.
Entertainment Weekly
You never forget you're watching a derivative, machine-tooled entertainment; the fun is in how the machine keeps spinning off course.
Tony Scott steers the movie like a rocket and it never slows down.
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.
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.
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.
Austin Chronicle
Consistently entertaining.
Despite Tony Scott's occasional blundering, True Romance is still a visceral roller coaster.
Chicago Tribune
A stupid, stylized road picture. [10 Sept 1993]

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