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Assassination Tango


Robert Duvall likes to act, and he likes to dance the tango. Every once in a while he likes to direct, too, and not surprisingly, actors and acting are the most important elements in his films. In this one he tries to combine the acting part and the tango, with mixed results. It’s really two films. Duvall is an aging hit man who goes to Argentina to kill a general. While there he gets involved in dancing with a young woman, played by his current real-life girlfriend, the delectable Luciana Pedraza. He kills the guy, he doesn’t have a romance with the girl, he goes back to his family. None of it really connects together. But watching Duvall and the others, the dialogue and such, is almost worth the time.