Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 30
  2. Negative: 5 out of 30
  1. Assassination Tango is Duvall's fourth, yet it still feels like a first film; worse yet, it feels like a waste of an undeniably great actor.
  2. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    30
    On just about every level -- as a thriller, as a romance and as a character study of a complicated man nearing the end of his professional life -- the film fails, and the meandering, sub-Cassavetes approach is likely to be a turnoff for all but the most indulgent viewers.
  3. Duvall is a great actor in the homestretch of a great career; it's hard to hold this trifle against him, and certainly nobody will.
  4. Someone forgot to remind Duvall to write an ending.
  5. A series of disconnected scenes alternating between two story lines, neither of which is cogent or concluded. The picture is tinged with the irrational.

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