U TurnBobby, a young punk drifter heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him, is forced to stop due to a car breakdown in a Arizona town where the people are stranger than anyone he';s encountered. Bobby doesn';t have the money to get his car back, so when an aging man offers him money to kill his young wife Bobby seriously thinks about it. But later, the wife also hires Bobby to kill the husband...Keywords:
Actors of "U Turn"
Characters of "U Turn"
Directors of "U Turn"
Oliver StoneBirthdate: 15 September 1946, New York City, New York, USA
Creators of "U Turn"
John RidleyBirthdate: October1965, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Critic Reviews of "U Turn"
Entertainment WeeklySeptember 07, 2011
As the first Oliver Stone movie to gleefully dispense with sociopolitical significance, U-Turn is an overdue event, a chance for Stone to apply his hypnotic acid-trip-of-the-soul wizardry to something sexy and lowdown.
VarietyMarch 26, 2009
The stylistic fun Stone has in dramatizing this crime of passion thoroughly revitalizes the well-worked genre.
Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
Penn turns in a crisp, unfussy comic performance, Lopez vamps like a scorpion in heat, Nolte sustains a pretty good John Huston impression, and Thornton is mighty peculiar as the mechanic from hell.
Globe and MailApril 25, 2003
It's a disappointing ride.
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 21, 2001
It's so empty emotionally it's difficult to see what the point is, unless it's the celebration of emptiness, an aim that has become so familiar recently it hardly seems worth the trouble everyone has gone to.
Houston ChronicleJanuary 01, 2000
Stone has stretched this rubber band past the point where it should snap into parody, but it still holds the shape of a rubber band.
Creative LoafingApril 08, 2015
With the exception of 1988's lacerating Talk Radio, U Turn might be the most forgotten film in Oliver Stone's canon -- a shame, since it offers sinful pleasures for those willing to take the ride.
Filmcritic.comAugust 04, 2009
It's a feast for the senses, as long as you have a strong stomach.
eFilmCritic.comJuly 25, 2007
This long, strange trip is fun but aimless.
ReelTalk Movie ReviewsFebruary 11, 2007
Viewers who don't need depth and can ignore technique overkill along with social critique nonsense, should enjoy the bumpy ride offered by 'U Turn.'
Reeling ReviewsApril 09, 2005
One of Stone's best narrative, and thought-provoking, efforts to date.
Ozus' World Movie ReviewsMarch 08, 2004
A bad trip flick.
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