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In the world of Quentin Tarantino, danger can strike at anytime, anywhere and by any way. That is what Clarence Worley (Christian Slater) discovering in the explosive True Romance full movie.
When Clarence, a loner with a love of low-budget Kung Fu movies, meets Alabama Whitman (Patricia Arquette), a prostitute, it’s love at the first sight. After spending a night in each other’s arms and giving out true confessions, they decide to get married. Then, at the advice of Elvis ghost (Val Kilmer) inhabiting in Clarence’s mind, the young bridegroom decides to go to Alabama’s pimp (Gary Oldman) and set his wife free from her work. The talk turns out to be a vicious gunfight leaving two people dead, and Clarence bust out the place with a suitcase of high-value cocaine that everybody wants to get their hands on. When True Romance 1993 came, it came with both good news and bad news.
The good news is that True Romance full movie written by Quentin Tarantino with a stunning splash of Reservoir Dogs. The bad news is that the movie wasn’t directed by Quentin but Tony Scott, who has foisted Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop II on anyone see those movies.
Similar to Reservoir Dogs, True Romance full movie is filled with witty dialogue, sharp and macabre humor but the movie having more bullets and blood than one would think likely for the running time. The script is loaded with energy and brimming with power. This movie is a wild ride.
Scott tries his hardest to turn this movie into a typical Hollywood picture suitable for mass consumption. His style lacks of punch as he going for the safe, pretty shots that can be found in almost any action film. It makes people wonder how it could be different if this movie have been made by Tarantino. His methods heavily inspired by John Woo and Martin Scorcese are going to be stark and crisp, and the movie would probably have complemented the script nicely.
Fortunately, the story isn’t seriously damaged by the pedestrian direction. Scott left much of the script intact except the ending which he turned into a cop-out. If you have seen Reservoir Dogs, you will recognize the similarities including a hilarious opening conversation and a multi-sided, drawn-guns showdown.
One memorable scene in the movie is a confrontation between a mob Christopher Walken and Clarence’s father (Dennis Hopper). As well as any number of racial epithets, this visceral and violent tete-a-tete includes some of Tarantino’s best dialogue and Scott’s most proficient direction. Walken has never been more sardonically menacing, and Hopper somehow manages to give an impression of restraint. In a word, this four-minute gem is astounding.
The romance between Clarence and Alabama seemed forced. That can be blamed to be driven by the plot as it rushing through too quickly. I had a hard time accepting how desperately in love these two supposed to be. However, while their romantic chemistry is in doubt, they make great partners when it comes to crime, bloodshed and being on the run. Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette are reasonable choices for these roles as they knowing how to put the right amount of energy into Clarence and Alabama without turning them into caricatures.
True Romance is good for anyone who enjoys this kind of intense, unapologetically violent thriller. The movie is vastly inferior to Reservoir Dogs, but it gave his fans something to chew on until they see Tarantino’s next project of Pulp Fiction. Despite Tony Scott’s occasional blundering, True Romance full movie is still a visceral roller coaster.