Les Enfants du Paradis (Children of Paradise) Reviews

Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
September 18, 2012
Marcel Carné's sweeping, yearning, and ravishing Children of Paradise warns that romantic entanglement is nothing but a bog in which we all eventually get stuck.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
April 6, 2007
Funny and smart is sublime in my books.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Mike Pinsky
DVD Verdict
August 5, 2004
There is nothing in Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge that Carné did not do first, only more sublime-and more covertly political.
Full Review | Original Score: 97/100

DVD Beaver
May 13, 2004
Anthony Clarke
DVD.net.au
April 23, 2004
Jurgen Fauth
About.com
October 16, 2003
A magical world full of monkeys on stilts, deceptive blind men, and side-show oddities.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

Dvdrama
July 31, 2003

DVD Review.net
June 19, 2003
September 9, 2002
Mike Pinsky
Daily-Reviews
July 5, 2002
Children of Paradise remains fresh, charged with magic, but its myth of the theatre is pure Apollo and little Dionysus.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Lawrence P. Raffel
Monsters At Play
June 17, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Reel.com
May 8, 2002
| Original Score: 4/4
Charles Aliaga
DVD Angle
March 3, 2002
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
February 26, 2002
The gods--vox-populi and cinephiles included--can now rejoice Criterion's release of Marcel Carné's classic.
Fusion3600
DVD Authority.com
February 24, 2002
Ivana Redwine
homevideo.about.com
February 21, 2002
Breck Patty
Movie Habit
February 11, 2002
Children of Paradise is the undisputed grande dame of French cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic

AV Club
January 31, 2002
Debi Lee Mandel
digitallyOBSESSED.com
January 23, 2002