American Gigolo

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

'80s thriller has lots of sex, violence, language.

R 1980 117 minutes

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Based on 2 reviews

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age 17+

Those Armani suits are FIRE!!!!

I was in it...I was in this film, then Hutton's character, and then Bill Duke's character's all just fit into this narrative that wants it both ways, wants to be an individual, but needs someone to save them and make all of their problems vanish...sooooo 1980s Reagan USA. I would have scored this film lower except for two things...Blondie's Call Me (in all of its iterations) and those clothes!!!! Gere's wardrobe is just top notch. Those Armani suits!!!! They truly are stunning and Here wears it all very well. I can understand how the Armani suits changed the culture...Gere looks like FIRE!
age 15+

Boring film has practically no plot

This film had a lot of potential to be good if there was a better script. The plot is extremely boring and doesn’t flow well. The acting is fine but the script just doesn’t provide them with much. There’s a lot of nudity, full frontal male nudity and some female nudity as well. Sex is central to the plot so there are several sexual scenes. Probably alright for a mature 15 year old but honestly it’s not very good....

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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