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Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise) Reviews

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Eric Melin

The movie isn't necessarily realistic-it's about the theater after all-but its unusually cynical center keeps it from becoming so much sentimental mush, while delivering the heartbreak that audiences so crave.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 9, 2012
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's almost flawlessly filmed, though it at times lacks warmth.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

August 20, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Thanks to this glorious new restoration, "We'll always have THIS Paris."

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 4/4

July 15, 2012
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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To luxuriate in the film's 3-hour, 10-minute length is to experience this masterpiece as it hasn't been experienced since the day it opened.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 31, 2012
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Shot in 1943 during World War II, Children of Paradise overcame so many seemingly impossible obstacles that today the film seems enchanted.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 4/4

May 17, 2012
Andrew O'Hehir
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If you give this movie time to work on you, the elements that seem overly artificial or impossibly distant from our own time fade into insignificance, and you're left with a complicated and wonderful romantic drama that's full of surprises.

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March 8, 2012
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Before French cinema reinvented itself with jump cuts and cool bobs, Marcel Carné's 19th-century backstage drama was the epitome of good taste: a sumptuous spread of genteel sparring and epic heartache.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 5/5

March 6, 2012
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Marcel Carné's towering intimate epic of early 19th-century love and the lives of performers, often heralded as the greatest French film of all time.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 6, 2012
Richard Brody
New Yorker
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Poetry with a capital "P," sprinkled with fairy dust.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

March 5, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Among the peaks of romantic cinema.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

November 13, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Even if the style is from another age, once seen it lives in the imagination for ever.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 5/5

November 11, 2011
Eithne Farry
Electric Sheep

Even Truffaut conceded in the end: 'I have made 23 films, well, I would swap them all for the chance to have made Les enfants du paradis'.

Full Review Source: Electric Sheep

November 10, 2011
Tom Dawson
Total Film

The multi-layered screenplay, stunning sets and a terrific ensemble are just some of the enduring pleasures of a truly collaborative masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 5/5

November 8, 2011
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The triumph here is the art-direction realization of 1840 Paris, where the grand monde mingled with the demimonde and the flat-out criminal.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

September 2, 2011
Emanuel Levy

Marce Carne's masterpiece, made under impossible conditions during France's Occupation in WWII, is an exquisitely poetic film about the nature and forms of love and the relation between art and life.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

August 8, 2010


An impassioned paean to the vital importance, and mutual reliance, of freedom and artistic creativity.

Full Review Source: Film4

July 28, 2008
Don Druker
Chicago Reader
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It runs 187 minutes, and it's worth every one of them.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 9, 2008
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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What ultimately defines the film, though, what makes it unforgettable, is its tragic gravity.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 4/4

December 22, 2006
Cole Smithey


| Original Score: 5/5

March 13, 2006
Tom Milne
Time Out
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A marvellously witty, ineffably graceful rondo of passions and perversities.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
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