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Romeo Is BleedingTough-talking and tongue-in-cheek, with B-movie dialogue right out of the 1950s, Romeo Is Bleeding hints at more than it delivers, but it...Romeo Is BleedingTough-talking and tongue-in-cheek, with B-movie dialogue right out of the 1950s, Romeo Is Bleeding hints at more than it delivers, but it...1994-06-24Juliette LewisRoy ScheiderAnnabella Sciorra

Romeo Is Bleeding

Starring: Gary Oldman, Lena Olin; Starring: Juliette Lewis, Roy Scheider, Annabella Sciorra; Director: Peter Medak; Status: In Season

Tough-talking and tongue-in-cheek, with B-movie dialogue right out of the 1950s, Romeo Is Bleeding hints at more than it delivers, but it still delivers more than most. Oldman is the cop gone rotten, Annabella Sciorra his understanding — and sexy — wife, and Juliette Lewis the stereotypical dumb-blond mistress. But it’s the amazonic Lena Olin as the heartless mobster Mona Demarkov who can make a grown man weep, among them Oldman. Screenwriter Hilary Henkin’s creation of the vicious, seductive Mona is some kind of breakthrough in screen feminism. A-

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