American Gigolo

American Gigolo

American Gigolo

Golden Globe winner Richard Gere is a male escort falsely accused of murder in this 1980 crime noir from Oscar-nominated writer Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver).

While mostly catering to an older female clientèle in Los Angeles, Julian (Gere) begins a relationship with the wife of a local politician. Things take a life-altering turn, however, when the murder of one of his clients puts Julian in the suspecting sights of a local detective. Pumped for informantion but unwilling to break the confidential details of his clients, Julian must figure a way to clear his name.

1980Rating: M, The content is moderate in impact117 minsUSA
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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Schrader simply refuses to face the grim, climactic consequences of his essentially tragic vision. He manages to contract conjunctivitis just when he needs to be most clear-eyed.

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Variety

Variety

Rarely offscreen, Gere is notably convincing in look and manner. Very lowkeyed, Hutton is not quite up to the difficult part of a woman-with-everything who throws it all over for her questionable lover.

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Richard Gere's supremely smug and narcissistic performance as an LA hustler propelled him to stardom in Paul Schrader's AMERICAN GIGOLO, a stylishly sleazy look at moral rot and redemption.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

"American Gigolo" is a stylish and surprisingly poignant handling of this material. The experiences in the film may be alien to us, but the emotions of the characters are not...

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