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Boarding Gate (2008) The cult of Asia Argento has come down to her being worshipped by half a dozen film critics each year at Cannes. She's like a… 2008-03-21 R PT106M Mystery and Thriller Asia Argento Michael Madsen Magnet
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Boarding Gate (2008)

MPAA Rating: R

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Asia Argento, Michael Madsen, ... | BOARDING GATE Michael Madsen and Asia Argento in Olivier Assayas' lifeless ''thriller''
BOARDING GATE Michael Madsen and Asia Argento in Olivier Assayas' lifeless ''thriller''
EW's GRADE
D+

Details Limited Release: Mar 21, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 106 Minutes; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Asia Argento and Michael Madsen; Distributor: Magnet

The cult of Asia Argento has come down to her being worshipped by half a dozen film critics each year at Cannes. She's like a dirty yet blank Uma Thurman who ''smolders'' instead of acts. In Boarding Gate, Olivier Assayas' lifeless corporate-erotic ''thriller,'' she plays a bad girl who's dissolute one moment and wields a handgun like Ms. 45 the next. The character makes no sense, and neither does the film, which has a few choice scenes with Michael Madsen as a financier smirking as he goes down in flames but otherwise never achieves the mod muddle of Assayas' Demonlover. This one is just murk. D+

Originally posted Mar 19, 2008 Published in issue #984 Mar 28, 2008 Order article reprints