Opening

63% The Maze Runner Sep 19
65% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
43% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
93% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

11% No Good Deed $24.3M
70% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
35% The November Man $2.8M
35% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

67% The Equalizer Sep 26
70% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
84% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Premieres Tonight

100% The Good Wife: Season 6
58% Madam Secretary: Season 1
—— Miss Marple: Season 6

New Episodes Tonight

—— American Dad!: Season 11
87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
53% The Lottery: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

91% Doctor Who: Season 8
—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
40% Intruders: Season 1
90% Outlander: Season 1

Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise) Reviews

Page 1 of 2
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

An over-your-head joke... absurd.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

January 29, 2002
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
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

February 28, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

All discussions of Marcel Carne's Children of Paradise begin with the miracle of its making.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 10, 2002
Richard Brody
New Yorker
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Poetry with a capital "P," sprinkled with fairy dust.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

March 5, 2012
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Stunning!

| Original Score: 5/5

March 13, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

One of the most rewarding films I've ever seen.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Tom Milne
Time Out
Top Critic IconTop Critic

A marvellously witty, ineffably graceful rondo of passions and perversities.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

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: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 9, 2012
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 5/5

February 17, 2003
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

Carne's backstage backdrop has clearly set the standard for most theater-bound films.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 4/4

March 5, 2002
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

The story behind the making of Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise) is about as interesting as the film itself, and since the film is one of the great achievements of French cinema, that's saying something.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 88/100

June 5, 2002
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
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The movie has flashes of oldtime magic. It's a precious piece of time past -- and time kept.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
Top Critic IconTop Critic

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
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 5/5

February 10, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 5/5

February 8, 2004
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
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Carné's France, unlike the fiddle-dee-dee of Victor Fleming's cotton pickin' South, is a poetic realist's wonderland.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

February 26, 2002
Girish Shambu
Senses of Cinema
May 30, 2001
Matt Wolf
Variety
Top Critic IconTop Critic
January 30, 2009

Variety
Top Critic IconTop Critic
February 23, 2012
Page 1 of 2
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile