Midnight in Paris Reviews
November 24, 2013
If you've been to Paris you'll love this. If you haven't been you'll love it after watching this. Brilliant characters, a fantastic soundtrack, great scenery.
December 17, 2011
December 16, 2014
With Midnight in Paris (a most agreeable film), Woody Allen gives nostalgia the "grass-is-always-greener" treatment. Following Gil and Inez -- he's an artistically unsatisfied Hollywood screenwriter and she's his incompatible fiance -- during their Paris vacation, Woody Allen blends his classic wit with some seductive fantasy to weave this delectable time-traveling tale. By some fantastical means, Gil (a wonderful Owen Wilson) finds himself transported to Paris in the 20's to meet some of his artistic heroes, including Ernest Hemingway, the Fitzgeralds, Gertrude Stein, and an excessive Adrien Brody as Salvadore Dali. Eventually Gil comes to enjoy the fantasy more than his mundane reality, but when he meets a kindred spirit in the 20's who is also dissatisfied with her place in history, the problem becomes apparent. Deeply witty and undeniably charming, Midnight in Paris is easy viewing about the unfulfilling nature of perpetually looking back, and its an excursion I'll be sure to make again.
December 13, 2014
I am not as impressed with Woody Allen movies as critics seem to be. I've seen two this week, and neither were to my liking. This movie, while seemingly meant to be whimsical, came off as dull and vapid. The city of Paris plays a major role and is gorgeous, as is the lovely Rachel McAdams who plays an unlikable character. Owen Wilson does a fine job with the pedestrian script.
December 23, 2013
Owen Wilson's character is one of my favorites of all time. The movie is a little esoteric, but overall it's very funny and very creative.
December 9, 2014
This movie ripped off the plot from a Twilight Zone episode, its almost identical.....what a waste of talented actors, saying that, the performances seem to be restrained, almost amateurish...Woody can do much better....
December 1, 2014
A captivating intellectual film that includes the loveable nervous humor of Woody Allen. Owen Wilson shines in one of his best performances to date
November 23, 2014
Filmes de romance não são muito minha praia, mas esse até que foi bastante agradável, e como não cair de amores pela Marion Cotillard?!?!
November 11, 2014
I can't believe an adult made this.
November 1, 2014
Fell in love with this movie when I first saw it. It was very beautiful as well as historic. :) I'm hoping to see it again soon
December 2, 2011
Appena ri-visto. Mi sembrava d'obbligo.
December 6, 2011
Tiene un cierto encanto y buena musica, pero la historia es floja y es lllleeeennnttaaa con L (mayuscula.) Solo para fans.
October 11, 2014
This is what romantic comedies should be like.
October 10, 2014
This is surprisingly one of my absolute favorite Woody Allen films. With no offence to Owen Wilson but this was a rare time where he made a great movie even better, and he was the lead in 'Hall Pass' (need I say more). Apart from the superb performances given to us by Wilson, Cotillard, McAdams, Bates, Hiddleston and so on, Allen conveys a deceptive thoughtfulness while being airily entertaining. What I mean is that while we jump with Gil from scene to scene, frame to frame and soiree to soiree, we are also exposed to artistic integrity, being misunderstood, individual stories and intangible obsession. This film is a pleasant stroke of genius that does justice to a great city, a great era and most of all is poignant art... a must see!
October 9, 2014
There is a certain chemistry or make-up in film that yields the perfect result, for me. Writing is primary. The story has to be enticing. The dialogue has to be intriguing. The acting has to be believable. The setting, ideally, would play a supporting role in the overall theme, almost like a character in and of itself. While Owen Wilson doesn't stretch much as an actor, he plays "Owen Wilson" perfectly and, thus, is the perfect cast as Gil, a screenwriter who makes the leap to novels, yet doesn't have the self-confidence to fulfill his potential. Through a series of midnight, time-traveling trists, Gil meets his artistic idols, from literary giants Hemingway and Fitzgerald, to painters Matisse and Salvador Dali, who all, through almost dream-like inspiration, allow him to clarify his own reality. "Paris" is so perfectly-written that it is almost unfair to others nominated for screenplays this year. At this writing, "Hugo" is the only Best Pic nominee I've not seen and, so far, "Paris" only slightly surpasses "My Week with Marilyn," even though the latter has stronger individual performances. For all intents and purposes, "Midnight in Paris" is a flawless film leaving one to wonder, "Who has the intellect and writing skills to replace Woody Allen when he is gone?" I can't imagine whom that would be.
October 6, 2014
Midnight in Paris is no doubt beautifully filmed, and its themes of nostalgia are heartfelt and genuine, but with a surprisingly dull script, lackluster pacing, an absurd and nonsensical story, an unsettling ending, and (as can be expected) a completely miscast performance from Owen Wilson, it's a ultimately a pretty big disappointment.
August 28, 2014
Woody Allen's twisted take on nostalgia is as witty a film as I've seen in recent years. It's brilliantly structured and draws some great performances. Shame it feels a bit overdrawn.
|John Eric D.||
September 29, 2014
pinch me I must be dreaming, this a very unique comedy and i might say this is how you should make scifi movie these days. From the wonderful places of paris to a brilliant storyline and a good casting. Its just perfect combination. This is one of my favorite films this year.
September 28, 2014
Watch as Our Hero discovers that no matter where you go, there you are. Woody Allen is a creepy guy, but he's great at homage, and this is one frothy homage to Paris, which, somehow, seems to have turned into an Allenesque version of New York, albeit with a French accent. I guess you can take the filmmaker out of New York, but you'll never ever ever get New York out of this filmmaker. Midnight in Paris is a pretty little confection, and what's truly weird, given the subject matter, is that Allen has managed to get Owen Wilson to channel Allen himself, and his female actors to channel Diane Keaton. And somehow he even manages to get Paris to channel Manhattan. Whatever, I recommend you don't ask any questions, just get in the car and go along for the ride.
December 15, 2011
so overrated. Woddy makes another forgettable waist of time an everyone loves it because it is him.