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Assassination Tango

HD   R Closed Captioning

Robert Duvall

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About the Movie

John J. (Robert Duvall) is a seasoned hit man sent on a job to Argentina. When the General he's sent to kill delays his return to the country, John passes the time with Manuela (Luciana Pedraza), a beautiful dancer who becomes his teacher and guide into Argentina's sensual world of the tango. Spellbound by the rich and mysterious world Manuela has shown him, his idyll is shattered when the reality of why he's there comes crashing down around him.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 89
  • Fresh: 42
  • Rotten: 47
  • Average Rating: 5.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: It's hard to see what Duvall thinks is so interesting about the hit man, aside from the fact that he's playing him. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 30, 2003

Fresh: A great character actor's love letter to the one art form that makes him feel like a star. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Assassination Tango runs aground with an accumulation of small illogicalities. – Jan Stuart, Newsday, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Duvall has created it from the inside out, seeing it not through the eyes of the audience but through the mind of Anderson. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews


This is a beautiful movie. I endorse it. Duvall's wife actually plays the young woman.

I wanted to like this movie.

This movie was super slow and I LOVE Robert Duvall, so it wasn't like I just wrote it off. First of all, I couldn't hear the dialog (might be my fault in terms of my settings and how it downloaded...not sure) so it was a struggle to understand what was going on. Second, it was really boring and slow. I was anxious to see Buenos Aires and the tango...that's really why I rented this movie. But I didn't see enough of the city, and things were just...So. Slow. It was painful. Everyone in the movie was beautiful (including the female lead...Duvall's real life wife) but was boring.

Great Dancing

If you enjoy tango dancing watch this movie... About the rest, I would say what I learn from a good friend. " If you don't have anything nice to say about it, them, don't say anything at all"... Though is wonderful to see somebody promoting tango...