ROMEO IS BLEEDING
Gary Oldman, Lena Olin, Annabella Sciorra,
Juliette Lewis, Roy Scheider, Ron Perlman, Will Patton
Gramercy; Directed by Peter Medak
Rated R; 108 minutes; 1994
A biting black comedy featuring an all-star cast, Peter Medak’s ROMEO IS BLEEDING follows the incredible dance of double crosses and desires that erupt between a voyeuristic cop and the violent female gangster he is watching for the Feds. Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Medak ("THE KRAYS," "THE RULING CLASS") directs this stylish, sexy thriller that’s certain to be surprise entertainment for your campus audience.
"A scorcher of a thriller. ROMEO is terrific. Stylish, sexy and fiendishly funny. Relish the riveting fireworks display from Gary Oldman and Lena Olin."
—Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
"A flashy spoof of every film ever made about scams, scamps and double-crosses."
—Bruce Williamson, NEW WOMAN
"ROMEO is the Olin Sexual Fireworks Show. She is the demonic superwoman."
—Joan Juliet Buck, VOGUE
"Lena Olin will go down in history as one of the greatest screen villains of all times. Oldman is just brilliant."
—Dennis Dermody, PAPER MAGAZINE
"Lena Olin is everything you want in a femme fatale: the promise of danger and delirious sex wrapped up in one irresistible package."
—Owen Gleiberman, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
"A whacked–out, hard–edged, extremely funny, hip comedy."
—J. Hoberman, THE VILLAGE VOICE
"Lena Olin’s performance as a sexy, soulless, sadistic, laughing hit–woman is bound to be one of the most–talked about star turns of 1994."
—Liz Smith, SYNDICATED COLUMNIST
"Lena Olin is the sexiest Russian mobster the screen has seen in years. As bracing as a cold shower, and watching her you might need one."
—Jeff Craig, SIXTY SECOND PREVIEW
"When it comes to original and imaginative filmmaking, ROMEO IS BLEEDING is easily at the top of both categories. One of the best movies of the year, it gets an A+ on my movie report card."
—Sherman Kaplan, WBBM
"A mind–blowing, crazy, outrageous movie. Lena Olin gives a wild, all–stops–out performance!"
—Pia Lindstrom, WNBC–TV