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Another Day In Paradise (1998)

tomatometer

57

Average Rating: 5.9/10
Critic Reviews: 14
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 6

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 7,705

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Movie Info

Following the acclaim for his 1995 Kids debut, Larry Clark directed this drug-crime drama, set in the Midwest of the '70s. Teen junkie Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) shares an apartment with his girlfriend Rosie (Natasha Gregson Wagner) and pal Danny (Branden Williams). Bobbie is injured during an encounter with a security guard but regains his health under the supervision of his dynamic drug-dealer uncle Mel (James Woods). After a successful robbery of speed from an out-of-town doctor's clinic,

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Stephen Chin, Christopher Landon

Jun 5, 2001

Trimark Pictures

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All Critics (53) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (28) | Rotten (21) | DVD (6)

A well-executed scene can be followed by another where Clark shows no sense of the tone of which he'd just been in such tight control.

July 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
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Ho-hum.

June 18, 2003 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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A routine genre film.

April 22, 2003 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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It's hard for Another Day in Paradise to bring anything new to the well-worn road traveled by thugs on the run. But director Larry Clark and an energetic cast keep things jumping in this morality tale about the down and dirty.

November 6, 2002 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
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As contradictory as it is energetic, the film takes as many risks as its people do and as a result strikes a highly contemporary nerve.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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There's not much new here, but then there's so rarely something new at the movies that we're sometimes grateful to see the familiar done well.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Director Larry Clark has served up another gritty look at lowlife scum, but the results this time aren't nearly as fascinating.

May 3, 2009 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

This is a strong, powerful movie.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

As close to 'mainstream' as Clarks' ever going to get ... which isn't much.

April 17, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

With talent like James Woods involved on both sides of the camera, I expect more quality.

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Another Day In Paradise is so generally overwrought that the willing suspension of disbelief is not really an option. On the other hand, you may find yourself caring about the characters.

June 16, 2003
Jam! Movies

Woods is great as usual.

January 27, 2003
San Francisco Examiner

James Woods proves yet again why he is consistently one of the best actors working today.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

For a base, downtrodden ordeal Clark's film is one compelling trip of a movie.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

I never walk out in the middle of a film, but with Another Day in Paradise, I came pretty darn close.

October 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati Enquirer

It had the richness of character and gripping narrative drive that director Larry Clark's first feature Kids did not have.

July 2, 2002 Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine
Matinee Magazine

The filmic equivalent of a tabloid headline.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Refreshingly, despite finding his original fame as a still photographer and for his meretricious Kids, Clark here seems more interested in performances than look or style.

March 5, 2002
Sight and Sound

Part kiddie porn/part heist flick, Another Day in Paradise is Larry Clark's oftentimes stunning response to Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy.

August 17, 2001 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

One more nasty, slimy little picture oozes out of the Hollywood fun factory. Starring James Woods at his nasty slimiest.

April 8, 2001
Movie Metropolis

Don't let the name fool you -- Another Day in Paradise isn't.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Another Day In Paradise

Not bad but not great. I found Vincent Kartheiser & Natasha Gregson Wagner really annoying but James Woods & Melanie Griffith make up for it. Hell of a punch at the end!
September 23, 2009
SirPant

Super Reviewer

Really sickening of darker group of a drug addicts and bit explicit sex scenes of young junkie couples that filmmaker Larry Clark made including "Bully". (Really disappointed with DVD didn't work with use English substitles properly because that still has shown at the back cover - that gotta be kidding!)
November 28, 2006
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Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

I always want more Larry Clark despite the fact that his films tend to reveal the rather disturbing underbelly of America. This isn't "Kids" but it is a still a great pic.
July 22, 2007
John Ballantine

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