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QT's best work,
This review is from: True Romance : Special Edition [DVD]  (DVD)
I love this film. Pure and simple.
It's easily the best film Christian Slater has ever been in. The choice of casting Gary Oldman as Drexyl, a white man trying to be a black pimp is pure genius. Patricia Arquette is well suited to the role of Alabama. The supporting cast of Brad Pitt as the stoner, Dennis Hopper as Chrisitian Slater's father, James Gandolphini as the Mafia heavy & Christopher Walken as the Mafia boss are amazing. Tom Sizemore as a cop is a welcome addition as well (seems to be exactly the same character as Jack Skagnetty from Natural Born Killers).
It's a film that relies on the on-screen chemistry between Slater & Arquette throughout the film, and it works perfectly. The dialogue is fantastic, especially the scene with Hopper & Walken. Violence seem to take a back seat in this film, except for the scene where Arquette beats the crap out of Ganolphini.
All in all, it's easily up there with Tarantino's best work, Resevoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. It's a shame it didn't do well at the box office because it is breathtaking.