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380 Ratings

Go Go Tales

Directed by Abel Ferrara
United States, Italy, 2007


A screwball comedy centered on a Manhattan go-go dancing club, where a financial struggle between the owner, his accountant and his silent partner brother threatens the business’s future.

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Go Go Tales Directed by Abel Ferrara

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  • Michael H. CLAES's rating of the film Go Go Tales

    A swell FERRARA. Around Willem DAFOE, as the boss of a lapdance club (reminding "Tournée"), a great gallery of supporting roles. Fabulous music score too ! = Un TB FERRARA, autour de Willem DAFOE, en dirlo de cabaret (on pense à "Tournée"), 1 galerie géniale de seconds rôles. Plus 1 bande son épatante ! Cast : Lou DOILLON, Asia ARGENTO, Bob HOSKINS, Matthew MODINE, Sylvia MILES, Burt YOUNG (Rocky) & Anita PALLENBERG.

  • Jake Cole's rating of the film Go Go Tales

    Vishnevetsky compares this to late Chaplin, and I agree, especially if you're talking about A King In New York. A work of simultaneous self-pitying martyrdom and withering autocritique. Also, it's damned gorgeous and the sound design/music is brilliant.

  • Greg S.'s rating of the film Go Go Tales

    Really strange sort of masterpiece, I plan on doing a more extensive write up soon but right now I'm far too enamored with Bob Hoskins losing his shit over a guy in a crab costume.

  • Willyzacc's rating of the film Go Go Tales

    Un film étrange, une sorte de huis-clos dans une boîte de Strip Tease : le Ruby's Paradise. Tout tourne autour du gérant du club : Willem Dafoe : qui se bat pour garder son bar ouvert et passe son argent dans le jeu.. N'attendez pas de scénario, on à plutôt affaire ici à un fourre tout séduisant avec quelques scènes superbes (Asia Argento..), mais au final on fini par s'ennuyer : comme les chinois..

  • ikkini's rating of the film Go Go Tales

    Un huis clos bien étrange et qui commence par dérouter. Jusqu'à la naissance dans le film du spectacle qui nous amène à relire tout ce que nous venons de voir et nous interroger sur notre rapport à la fabrique du cinéma.

  • Ludovic72's rating of the film Go Go Tales

    Quand Ferrara se frotte à la comédie, cela donne un joyeux bazar de personnages décalés, paumés et attachants, dans le cadre restreint d'un gogo dancing sur le déclin. Abel aime le chaos ambiant et il le filme bien. Il délivre aussi un message plus général : l'artiste (joué ici par le brillant Willem Dafoe) doit se battre contre la réalité pour créer son monde et le rendre beau.

  • Ethan Vestby's rating of the film Go Go Tales

    It's a shame that Ferrara and Dafoe's working relationship is infrequent (or perhaps started too late in the latter's career) because they feel as natural as Scorsese/De NIro to me. Ferrara is known for his earnestness, and every scene in which the camera focuses on Dafoe running from happiness to anger to everything in between beautifully echoes that.

  • Elliot Kern's rating of the film Go Go Tales

    I haven't stopped thinking about this film. Just watched its 1970's ancestor, "Killing of a Chinese Bookie" (also about a pathetic but lovable strip joint owner who screws everything up gambling), and kept wanting to be watching "Go Go Tales" instead. I certainly hope it'll get a second chance and receive a wider audience down the line; it's one of Ferrara's masterpieces.

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